"Megan Vice crafts the sort of vibey, nostalglic, neon lit indie pop that lures you to the dancefloor" - Ladygunn
"Megan Vice is a throwback to that girl power vibe that the Spice Girls were known for. It is a pop culture musical archetype (think Beyonce, P!nk, Rihanna) with incredible staying power, a brand of commercial female fierceness the carries the same influence and audience today." - LikeABossGirls
"If Prince were alive, we believe he would be jamming to Megan Vice" - Kinkster
Megan Vice rocks her own special brand of glitter, sass and disco-infused funk pop. She effortlessly pairs polished pop, grit and glam alongside structured songwriting and fierce beats. Megan’s latest offering Super Delicious is an e.p. of syncopated wit and groovetastic gems. Produced and co-written with Kyle Kelso, the 5-song set grabs you from the first notes of the glittering sun-kissed title track to the familiar R&B funk overhaul of “Nobody Freakin’.” Super Delicious (released on Brooklyn indie, Peace Bisquit) offers a healthy serving of shimmery indie disco goodness.
Of the bubbly single and new video, “Super Delicious”, Megan explains, “I co-wrote this with my girl Catey Shaw. We came up with this silly idea of writing a love song about junk food and Catey had this fun, flirty instrumental from her producer/songwriter husband Jay Levine, so we wrote to that. With Kyle, we gave it more of a grittier kick. I love this song so much, it puts me in a great mood whenever I listen to it and I hope it does the same for everyone else!”
Born and raised in New York, Megan’s irreverant, tongue-in-cheek lyrical style and musical prowess are definitely in full effect on this new release. For the sultry R&B takeover “Hold Up (Be My Lady)”, Megan collaborates with Matt Young and Grant Wheeler of indie dance darlings Body Language and producer/songwriters Gamble & Burke.
"Grant sent my A&R a bunch of instrumentals that were available for toplines when I was looking for possible collaborations” explains Vice on how this favorite jam came to be. “This track in particular stood out and the idea for the hook came almost instantly. I co-wrote the verses with my buddies Gamble & Burke. It was a super fun process and I love writing with them because it's always a lot of laughs and good mental imagery. This song is about being fed up with dudes who are all talk and no action! Like why should I be vexed over some dusty-ass boy who can't even text back when I know I got the sauce?"
Vice’s previously released, Spread The News was hailed by some as ‘E.P. of The Year’ back in Summer of 2016. Any pressure for Megan when she went back into the studio to create Super Delicious? She concedes, “I’m really excited to finally put out some new music following Spread the News! I know it’s been a few years but that's because I’m super picky and want to make sure that I am proud of the work I put out. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that this new project is everything I hoped it would be and more. I don’t really feel any pressure because I don’t make music to impress people, I make music because it’s in my DNA and it makes ME feel good. I make songs that I want to listen to and if other people also want to listen to them then that’s amazing but I don’t feel pressure to make that happen.”
Supremely crafting a sound with one producer on Super Delicious also gives the EP a welcome sonic cohesiveness throughout. Megan gushes, “Working with wiz Kyle (Kelso) [Parachute, Parson James, Audien, R3HAB, 3LAU, Spencer Ludwig, Autograf, Penguin Prison] has always been such a good time. We speak each other’s musical love language and I’ve learned so much from him as a songwriter and feel stronger in my craft from my time spent collaborating with him. Kyle is a badass and I feel lucky to know him.
What I’m really excited about on this EP is that I rap on it! Something I don’t usually do, so I think my fans will be surprised!”
"I think the most different song for me lyrically on this project is “2 Good 4 Me,” admits Vice. The sly midtempo disco-laced stomper is an e.p. highlight which ironically derived it’s inspiration from a difficult period Vice was going through during recording. Megan explains, "My typical vibe is usually pretty confident, but I wrote this song during a severe decline in my mental health when I was in an all consuming depressive state where I didn’t feel deserving of love. I co-wrote this with my UK-based songwriting dream girl Lauren L'aimant when I was at the pinnacle of crippling anxiety and depression. I was diagnosed with clinical depression in high school but always refused to go on medication because of the stigma, plus I was adamant that I didn't need medicine to feel better. I just needed to exercise more, meditate, eat healthier etc, etc. None of that stuff worked for me no matter how hard I tried and I found myself in a really dark place last year dating a man who I convinced myself was too good for me. But let's be clear, your girl was just mentally ill and unmedicated and this man was the FURTHEST thing from too good for me. I swear mental illness will have you devoted to a lying ass 3 believing he's a 10, but don't be fooled sis! Shortly after this song was written I finally decided to give medication a try at the behest of my psychiatrist. Honestly it was the best decision I ever made, and I wish I had made it sooner. Moral of the story is - ain't no bitch ass man too good for me but I'm grateful for the inspiration!”
On Super Delicious the disco ball truly never stops. “Dressed To Kill” is that 'I know I look good’ theme song you didn’t know you and your besties needed. "I wanted to write an anthem for when you get dressed to go somewhere and you are FEEEELING yourself,” says Vice. “When you look in the mirror before leaving the house, like damn, 'I am so fucking fire!’ The outfit on point, shoes poppin', face beat, perfume spritzed, and you just feel like THAT bitch walking down the street with Morris Day in Purple Rain energy, ya know? I wanted to write that disco banger so when it comes on in the club everyone runs to the dance floor and they all feel like that bitch in unison. Collectively, THAT BITCH!"
Last year’s girl power abstinence funk jam, “Nobody Freakin’” closes out the Super Delicious e.p. on a high note. As Kelso has aptly noted about this beat-laden favorite, “We went deep on this one…lots of sexy bass and killer vocals. Was a blast to do!”
Megan is inspired by everything from disco, funk and glam rock to 90’s r&b and 2000’s future pop with early influences ranging from Prince and Whitney Houston to Zapp and Paul McCartney. Her signature sound has garnered comparisons to Chromeo, Daft Punk and early Janet Jackson, but with a style that’s distinctly her own.
Super Delicious is an effervescent blast and brings all of this formative fruit to bear from from the first note to the last - combining an empowering message and undeniable grooves. Don’t get it twisted, Megan Vice wants you to feel good about yourself and live YOUR best life - to a really good beat! She leaves her growing legion of fans with this nugget, "Trust your own instincts. I’ve had so many people give their two cents on what I should do stylistically to be 'more popular.' I make music with the thought of what me, myself and I want to hear. Don’t try to be like anyone else or put yourself into a box.”
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