Nearly two years after winning The X Factor: Celebrity, Megan McKenna released the song she performed during the finale, “This.” The stunning, stripped-back piano ballad showcases McKenna’s soft and angelic vocals and quickly became a song fans resonated with.
“It’s a song in which Megan’s beautiful tone and reflective lyrics combine for a special lightning-in-a-jar moment. It also perfectly encapsulates the journey that Megan and her fans have been on together,” her press-release states.
When discussing the track, McKenna admits this single is about having the strength to carry on no matter what: “I’ve had so many knock backs which have made me who I am today. Some people might have given up, but it gave me more fire inside and more determination. It’s been a struggle, but I’ve come out stronger and that’s what ‘This’ is about. What I love about the song is that it can have so many different meanings. For some people, it might be about love, happiness, family, or friendships. It can be about overcoming any of life’s struggles.”
The single has been accompanied by a breathtaking music video that sees McKenna let out her emotions in an old-fashioned church while being surrounded by a number of lit-up candles and flowers. Like the song, the music video doesn’t need too many distractions as its lyrical content speaks for itself.
Musically 2020 may have seemed like a fairly quiet year for McKenna. However, she was busy songwriting with huge hitmakers including Toby Gad (John Legend, Beyonce), Mozella (Miley Cyrus, Ellie Goulding, Kelly Clarkson) & Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Camilla Cabello). McKenna has written a collection of songs she is proud of and has plans to continue releasing material throughout 2021 that will take her career to new heights.
This summer, she is already scheduled to perform on the mainstage at the Isle of Wight Festival and will open for the legendary Lionel Richie on his upcoming UK tour.