Nashville based Megan J. Rox is not just an indie music dream as the front woman of the melodically blessed band Scale Model, she is a goddess aware of her power to manifest, heal, and inspire. On this weeks #FridayFive we talk to Megan about her inspiration and visioning bigger moments to come.
What song(s) is on repeat?
MR: “Hmmm, I haven’t been listening to much new music lately. Some of my fav 2-3 yr old songs are anything from Beach House’s album Bloom, Caveman’s Old Friend.”
What has been your greatest moment as an artist so far?
MR: I’ve had some good ones – anytime someone tells me they love the music I’ve created 😉 but the most recent in my memory is one of my favorite producers who agreed to mix our album, came to our show and was up front singing along to the lyrics!
**”I have a new greatest moment- a staff member at Minty Fresh Records in Chicago really likes our music and gave us a licensing contract and is personally managing us to help us get big nationally. He is my angel! I’m so grateful!”
Where do you derive creative inspiration?
MR: “Anywhere the mood strikes me. I keep myself open to possible future song lyrics just going about my day. When you ask for anything and keep yourself open to seeing/hearing what you’re looking for in anything…. Well, that’s where the universe provides.
Same goes for vocal or keyboard melodies. It’s all divinely guided. Usually my desire to help people improve happiness in their lives (I’m a life coach, professor, and my other career goal is to be a motivational speaker) or to teach people how the universe works- to “wake up” is what inspires most of my lyrics. My song, Plato’s Cave compares Plato’s analogy of the cave to transitioning to the 4th dimension. I also have a vision board that helps inspire me.”
What does your creative process look like?
MR: “It has to start with connecting to spirit because that’s where my lyrics & melodies come from. I frequently hear a melody pop in my mind and I always record it on my phone’s voice memo app. Or sometimes a melody or harmony from a song I hear on the radio will stick with me and I figure out how to take part of it and change it up to make my own melody. I’m very melody driven in my music and it’s what I look for in other music. I’ve become a bit of a snob when it comes to melodies. If a song doesn’t have a memorable melody, I’m probably not going to listen to it again.”
What is a message you want to share with other rock goddesses?
MR: “Get clear on what exactly it is you love about doing music and focus on that and ask for more of that and be grateful every time you get the opportunity to do it, whether it’s the songwriting part (I’m very grateful to have the connection & synergy to songwrite with my husband), or the performance or any other aspect. The more specific you are with your goals, the faster they’ll come to you. On my vision board is a picture of an auditorium from the stage of a band playing. However, there’s a caveat to that – if you’re not aligned with spirit in what you’re doing- if it’s not really in your nature (as Wayne Dyer likes to call it), than you won’t manifest it.
Ironically, I just wrote a FB post about this yesterday. I don’t know how to copy it here, but you can go to my FB pg, http://www.facebook.com/spiritrox. Oh, and one of the most important things, You can’t worry about what other people think of you and your art. It’s when you show your true authentic self that people are attracted to you & your music/art.
‘As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.’ – Marianne Williamson”
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