SEE HOW THIS YOUNG SINGER-SONGWRITER TALKS ABOUT THE BEAUTY IN VULNERABILITY IN NEW SINGLE, ‘TAKE ME AWAY’
On her latest single, “Take Me Away,” Dumaguete-based singer-songwriter Meagan Trees reflects on the importance of being vulnerable and taking risks.
Filipina singer-songwriter, Meagan Trees has always brought an understated sense of spontaneity into her storytelling, leaving plenty of room for both personal awakening and introspection to take off and not miss a mark. On her latest single, “Take Me Away,” the Dumaguete-based singer-songwriter reflects on the importance of being vulnerable and taking risks.
Delicately produced and delivered with compelling quietness, “Take Me Away” inhabits wisdom beyond years. There’s nothing messianic about it; no platitudes to feed the ego, and no gatekeeping of moral ascendancy to prove a point. What makes the song truly human is it’s willingness to embrace every bit of the experience—be it good or bad, and that there’s beauty in wanting to wake up your inner child and be open to possibilities, no matter where it takes you.
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According to Meagan Trees, the song was based on a late night adventure with a friend. She said in a statement,“We went to the beach at 3am and I thought that was such a cool, wholesome, happy experience which then led me to write ‘Take Me Away’ the next day,” the folk songstress shares.
In terms of the production details, “Take Me Away” doesn’t feel like an intuitive concept or a meticulous foray into sound design. “This song was pretty much free flowing,” Meagan Trees points out. “A few good friends, Simon and Jorbas, pitched in their ideas, I explained how I wanted this song to feel, and we came up with something very simple yet euphoric. My brother then added the guitar parts which I think made the song very youthful.”
Its impulsiveness birthed an ethereal folk ballad that’s lovingly spare but filled with emotional resonance, a song that values the ‘journey’ more than the destination itself.
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Meagan Trees’ “Take Me Away” is now available on all streaming and digital platforms worldwide via Lilystars Records.