MEGAN BONNELL RELEASES SANTA NEEDS A SANTA
"This song is written about the complexity of being Santa." - Megan Bonnell
- FEATURED ON SPOTIFY'S CHRISTMAS IN CANADA PLAYLIST-
- SOCAN SURPRISES MEGAN WITH #1 AWARD FOR SINGLE SEPARATE ROOMS -
- LISTEN TO HAUNTING COVER OF GOO GOO DOLLS ICONIC SINGLE IRIS -
- YOUR VOICE HITS 184K SPINS ON SPOTIFY -
- ANNOUNCES OTTAWA NAC SHOW FOR MARCH 29, 2019 -
TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 30, 2018 - TODAY, singer-songwriter Megan Bonnell shares her brand new original holiday song, Santa Needs A Santa. Co-written with her production partners Chris Stringer and Joshua Van Tassel, this song is about the complexity of being Santa. "If you think about what his day to day must be like, it’s probably a very hard and thankless job;" shares Megan. "Mrs. Claus has been spending the last few holidays with her girlfriends in the Florida Keys to escape the cold. After all their hard work, the elves and reindeer return to their families and Santa finds himself alone. No one is there to hang his stocking or put a present under his tree. “The snow and the cold, the growing old, the weight of such great expectation, the lights and the trees, the sled, and the wreaths, it’s all such lonely work when you’re make believe”... Santa most definitely needs a Santa." Out today on Cadence Recordings - the single has already been added to Spotify's Christmas In Canada playlist. This weekend Megan will wrap up her tour with The Once (Nov 30 - Fredericton & Dec 1 - Pictou), her final dates of 2018. In 2019 she'll grace the stage of Ottawa's NAC for a show on March 29, 2019 - tickets are available now at https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/20223.
LISTEN & BUY SANTA NEEDS A SANTA HERE
PRAISE FOR THE 2018 ALBUM SEPARATE ROOMS (CADENCE MUSIC)
" “Your Voice” is a breakaway and rising hit off Bonnell’s recent album " - Atwood Magazine
“a powerful collection of reflective, genre-defying pop-folk balladry” 9/10 - Exclaim
“She’s one of the best young talents in the country right now.” - Rich Terfry, Host of CBC Music Drive
“Bonnell will become a household name to listen for...This album is worth a listen to!” - Canadian Beats
“Separate Rooms is an album that begs to be heard.” - Spill Magazine
Separate Rooms is a collection of 10 songs that explore not only timely themes but is also a bold statement of a self-assured woman navigating an increasingly dark and perplexing world. Despite the personal nature of the album’s lyrics, the production of Separate Rooms was a largely collaborative process. Joining the production team of Chris Stringer and Joshua Van Tassel, Bonnell manages to meld anthemic pop appeal with the textured, layered nuances of 70’s new wave, epic alt-rock ballads of the 90’s, and traditional folk craftsmanship. The album's lead single and title track hit #1 on the CBC Music Top 20, and the album has garnered accolades from Exclaim, Global TV, Barrie Today, Toronto Guardian, The Record, Calgary Herald, Canadian Musician, Spill Magazine, Canadian Beats, CBC Radio q, CBC Radio One Fresh Air, Stingray, SiriusXM "North Americana", Music Life Magazine, CTV Morning Live, CKUA, CKCU FM, The Guardian, and a top 5 on the CBC Music Top 20 with Your Voice.
What's The Story about Megan Bonnell?
Megan Bonnell is quickly becoming one of Canada’s leading voices as a songwriter, performer, and artist. Her debut album, Hunt and Chase was a whimsical journey of growth from her rural Ontario upbringing to her emergence as one of the most unique voices in Toronto’s established independent music scene. Magnolia, Bonnell’s second release, was a considerably darker and sonically expansive work which painfully and expertly dissected the themes of love, and more importantly, love lost. A two-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee, Megan has spent the last three years touring Canada, the US, and making groundbreaking debut performances at European festivals including BIME Live Festival in Bilbao, the Barcelona Jazz Festival, and The End Festival in London.