Singer-songwriter Megan Nic Ruairí has captivated audiences once again with her recently released single, ‘The Woods’. Released on September 15th, her new single marked the start of an exciting year ahead of releasing new music and performing as a solo artist.
With a deep connection to Irish traditional music but intertwined with contemporary sounds, Megan has created her own unique style that showcases her ability to blend romanticized love stories and themes of self-exploration. ‘The Woods’ offers a powerful journey through her inner conflicts and triumphs, wrapped in a melody that has lingered with her since the age of 14.
In ‘The Woods,’ Megan masterfully weaves a conversation between two versions of herself – one filled with happiness and the other grappling with identity and emotions. The lyrical simplicity of the song showcases the duality she experienced, unsure of which version truly represented her essence. The metaphor of the woods becomes a vessel for her journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance.
Megan’s personal struggles with identity, emotions, and health have shaped her musical evolution. She courageously shares that she has been diagnosed with PCOS, a hormonal disorder often overlooked in women. This diagnosis led to years of physical and mental challenges, including misdiagnoses of mental health conditions. After receiving treatment and finding newfound harmony with her body, Megan has emerged from this battle stronger and more self-assured than ever before.
“Releasing this song from such a positive place has allowed me to finally claim back my power, confidence, and sensuality, which had been tucked away for long enough,” Megan shares. “My love for nature has always been a crutch, and the woods became a metaphor for who I am. This song is a conversation between the happier and sadder versions of myself, and I now welcome both in, with no judgment.”
Hailing from north west Donegal, Megan Nic Ruairí’s music is deeply influenced by her Irish heritage, despite being born in London and raised in Nottingham, England. Megan’s attachment to her Irish roots is evident through her love for the Irish language and poetry, which enriched her upbringing in Donegal.
Megan’s musical journey has been marked by notable experiences, including her role in the family band Clann Mhic Ruairí and her involvement with the Dublin-based alternative rock six-piece, BIG LOVE. Her debut single, ‘Can’t Trust the Moon,’ released in 2020, set the stage for her musical exploration and growth.
With ‘The Woods,’ Megan Nic Ruairí invites listeners into her world of self-discovery, resilience, and triumph. The single showcases her unwavering dedication to her craft and her commitment to sharing authentic stories through her music.
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