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Colorado-based singer-songwriter Megan Burtt brings pop-based Americana style performances in her new album, The Bargain, out August 25. In her sophomore effort, the fifth track on the album, titled after the album, is the first single and chronicles Megan’s battle and recovery with life-threatening illness while in the process traveling to Mississippi and writing the album in 2013.

After teaming up with producer and long time collaborator, Louis Cato (Bobby McFerrin, Snarky Puppy, Mariah Carey) Burtt put together a collection of catchy tunes reflecting her journey as a songwriter and getting back to full health.

“The songs on this album are about my journey out of a health crisis, many of them dressed up in love songs… which all have something to do with that journey.  The word “bargain” I find very provocative because as people we are constantly bargaining – making choices, deciding how and when and why we should show up to our lives.  Every day, every dollar, every relationship, every journey feels like an exchange of something to someone, usually yourself,” Burtt commented.

With an attractive and organic sound somewhere between Bonnie Raitt and Sarah Mclachlan, Megan finds and showcases her songwriting ability through her strength as a person in lyrics like “I got some life left, some life left in me.” Megan’s album hits digital shelves 8/25, so give it a listen!


Article: Tom Shackleford


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