Megan O’Neill Releases New Single ‘Fire With Fire’
The BCMA has teamed up with national promoter MAM Roots to spotlight a new release from an upcoming artist each week. We’re delighted to announce that our Country Release Friday artist this week is Megan O’Neill. Megan’s new single Fire With Fire You is available now to buy or stream on all major platforms.
Written with fellow Irish singer-songwriter Orla Gartland, Fire with Fire was written about being a woman in the music industry and experiencing the unfortunate hostility that can come from other women. Speaking on the song, O’Neill talks about the ways in which she has experienced this before and how disorientating it has felt to have another woman batted against her:
“I think it’s because we [women] have been so conditioned to believe there is only a limited number of spaces for us in the entertainment industries and so we compete with other women for these limited spaces. Orla and I wrote Fire with Fire about our experiences with this not-so-healthy competition amongst some women. Fire with Fire carries the message that it absolutely doesn’t need to be this way. There is enough space for us all and definitely, in recent years with the highlighting of Gender Disparity in the industry, more space is being created all the time.
Obviously I have many incredible female friends and colleagues in the music industry and am so grateful for all of the amazing women I’ve met throughout my career – so this song is clearly not directed at all women!! But my wish for this song is that it empowers those women who aren’t necessarily working together to do so – to lift each other up.”
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Irish born singer – songwriter Megan O’Neill has just finished working on her fourth studio record, set for public release in October 2020. This much anticipated album follows her last release, ‘Ghost of You’ (June 2018) which hit #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts in the UK and Ireland.
To date Megan has toured the UK, Ireland, US and Germany. She has performed at private Oscars’ parties in LA alongside Gavin James (on invite from JJ Abrams) and has had her song ‘Don’t You’ featured on ABC’s hit TV Show ‘Nashville’ (Season 3). In 2019 Megan opened three stadium shows for the legendary Sir Tom Jones (Bristol, Taunton and Colchester) – performing in front of 15,000 people per night. In the first few months of 2020, Megan opened for Lighthouse Family at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin and Jamie Cullum at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.