Today’s “Featured Artist and Song of the Day” showcases Roberta, Georgia, native, but now Los Angeles based, Meiko, with her song, “Leave The Lights On,” off her album, The Bright Side, which was released minutes ago, through Fantasy/Concord Music Group. The talented singer/songwriter has 12 tracks on the album, and it was hard to choose between the first song on her new record, “Stuck on You,” and “Leave The Lights On.” A coin toss made the latter the victor today, but no worries, for you’ll be able to hear “Stuck On You” when you get the album today, and the video will be featured soon in a future article on The Troubadour’s Road.
“Leave The Lights On” was written when Meiko thought of writing a song about a secret love affair. Some doubted putting it on the album, but Meiko believed in it, started playing the song live, and could feel how much the fans were into it. Meiko and her fans should both be applauded, Meiko for believing in her intuition, and her fans for having great taste in music.
The video for the song also accomplishes quite a feat, as it was shot in a one-take, continuous shot, by director Paul Cummings. It’s a great visual depiction of the song, and very impressive, especially under the circumstances of it being shot in one-take.
Meiko had her album release party last night at the Hotel Cafe, in Los Angeles, and will take the stage again later tonight for a second show there. Be sure to check out the show in you’re in LA, and make sure get her album, The Bright Side.
These words find their place in the song, “Leave The Lights On,”
I really should go, he’s waiting for me
We both know it’s not what it seems
We both know it’s between the sheets
I know that it’s a secret and that I gotta keep it
But I want the lights on, yeah I want the lights on
And I don’t wanna run away anymore
Leave the lights on, leave the lights on
Leave the lights onWhat would they say, what would they do?
Would it be trouble if they knew?
I’m trying hard to make you see
All that you are is all that I need…”