- RELEASE DATE /20 July 2023
- CATALOG /CRT152
- LABEL /Cheersquad Records & Tapes
- FORMAT /Available digitally.
A FEW WORDS
“Chase The Wind”, the assured follow-up single from Melbourne via Montreal talent Meghan Maike is out on July 20th, 2023 through Cheersquad Records & Tapes
On her 2nd single “Chase The Wind”, Maike’s fully-formed craft again dazzles as she presents yet another tight Americana barroom flavoured earworm. Drawn from time living in Clarksdale MS, mecca for folklore chasing blues disciples, Maike and her band shine incandescent as they deliver another crisp country programmer friendly 3- minute special.
Arriving back in May armed with her debut single “Redbird”, Meghan Maike (meg ‘an’ mike) has quickly won notice and official recognition on National and Key Community airwaves, recently appearing on 3PBS FM Studio 5 live broadcast from Lulie Tavern in Melbourne. Her debut album Dead Horse Creek will be out later this year through Cheersquad Records and Tapes.
Maike describes the arrival of “Chase The Wind”, as silver lining after a particularly challenging day…
“Y’know “those days”, right? Well this was one of ‘em.
I was having a helluva day, and needed to vent and blow off steam. I messaged my closest friend, saying: “Let’s go ridin’ – meet you in the driveway in 5.”
Minutes later, he arrived in the driveway on his bicycle, and I shook my head, “Nah, it’s worse than that.”, with the keys to my old Jeep in hand.
See, where I used to live, riding the levee is a pastime. It probably sounds pretty boring and aimless to some, but it’s beautiful and freeing. The levee along the Mississippi River is the highest elevation in the area, so you get a clear view across the delta, the skies are endless, and it’s in the middle of nowhere, so nobody can hear you yelling – if that’s what you need to do.
Then you can sip a beer and watch the river go by…”
Maike concludes that, “the photo accompanying this single is by my dear friend, Eric Stone. Apart from being a talented photographer, Eric is, himself, an avid levee-rider when the mood strikes. This vantage point is standing on the levee, back to the river, facing east, near the town of Friars Point, Mississippi.”