60 seconds with Megan O’Neill
19 March 2019 news
Megan O’Neill was incredibly busy at C2C 2019 with a number of sets, but she took time out of her schedule to speak with Maverick about how the weekend went for her and her new music
How was C2C for you, Megan?
Amazing. Oh my God, it was so great on every level. C2C is always great to connect with other people and other artists in the industry – both from America and here in the UK – so that part of it has been really nice. The shows have gone down great too, so I can’t complain.
The crowds were certainly very receptive to your sets, how was that for you?
The crowds were amazing. It’s difficult to play new songs because you’re a bit scared of what the audience reaction is going to be, or whether they are going to like them and just generally how are they going to go down, but we played some new songs and they were the main things everyone was talking about, so that’s great.
Two of those new songs were Rootless and Ireland – both of which went down well!
Everyone’s response to Rootless was that it and Ireland were the two favourites and everyone’s saying that Rootless was still in their head the day after, so that’s amazing. It’s a really, really nice feeling and it makes me feel confident in putting out the new music.
The new songs are part of a new album that you’re working on, how is that coming along?
Yeah, great – I’m really excited about where it is going. I feel like the music is more mature than it’s ever been before and I’m really proud of it and really happy about it. It’s one of those things as an artist where you are like, ‘can I just put it out now? I want to play the new songs!’ It’s not that I’m sick of the old songs, but you just want to get the new stuff out. The first single should be out in about two months.
When do you think we’ll get the full album?
I think it will be a year away, it’s not finished yet. I want to do quite a few singles. I could do like five or six singles from it and just have that constant content coming out for a while, but I could get really impatient and just drop the whole thing by the end of the year! We will just have to wait and see.
You’ve moved back to Ireland now, but what made you go back?
It was a mix of very many things. There was some stuff going on personally for me that kind of made me feel like I needed to be back in Ireland, but also I’d lived in London for five years and America before then, so I’d been away for a very long time.
I was just ready to breathe in that fresh air again and be surrounded by hills and rivers and I also wanted to have my own studio space, which I could never have in London. It’s been great on so many levels for me. Also, thank god for Ryan Air because I fly into London twice a month, so I do feel like I’ve got the best of both worlds.