Megan Dixon Hood has been making waves in the UK music scene with her unique brand of storytelling through her music. Her influences from folklore, mythology, nature, and human beings, combined with her electronic and pop underbelly, create a truly immersive experience for the listener.
‘Martyr’, the lead single from her debut album, East of the Sun, is a spellbinding offering that fully embraces everything Megan Dixon Hood stands for as an artist. It’s a showcase of her ethereal and ambient songwriting style. With complex melodies and electronic textures, the track builds around her captivating vocal presence, and ebbs and flows with clarity and purpose. The track is inspired by history and highlights the importance of speaking up and standing up for what we believe in. ‘Martyr’ highlights the importance of standing up for what we believe in, and the power of unity to create positive change. The song’s experimental nuances, reminiscent of early Rae Morris, make for a soulful yet epic listen.
Speaking of the single, Hood shares that: “‘Martyr’ is the final track on the album, inspired by history, and highlights the importance of our voices, of not being afraid to stand up for what we believe in and that when we come together we can change the world for the better.”
Overall, Megan Dixon Hood‘s unconventional and eerily inviting way of presenting her sound has firmly placed her as one of the UK’s artists to watch in 2023.
You can also find ‘Martyr’ in our Shades of Pop playlist.
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