I just want to talk to you for a few minutes about Megan Anne, a singer/songwriter from Barrie, ON, her new song Flavour of the Month, and why I think you should listen to it. The song has been out since earlier in the summer but it didn’t find its way to the top of my inbox until this week. That’s more a reflection on me as a music writer than anything else. The song is a little alt-pop and a little blues-ey but with a raw chorus that turns what you thought was going to be an Adel track into a Jonie Mitchel style folk-jam 2020 style. Flavour of the Month is the perfect ani-love-song.
Flavour of the Month is the first single released by Anne since her 2018 album Phoenix. It’s a progression from her previous work, a little less pop and little more raw energy. The song starts out with some seemingly-dramatic piano, soft lyrics and an err of heartbreak. The chorus on the other hand breaks down into a more raw sound and gets to the core of the song. This is where you get the frustration, and the emotion that makes the song successful, and relatable.
It’s a sentiment that has been expressed many times and experienced by an even greater number of people, it’s a song about being led on and under-appreciated. This is one of the more well-composed and beautiful expressions of that kind of frustration. For instance, I throw eggs.
Flavour of the Month is a really solid track and I hope that Anne continues to push her music and her emotions. The song is available on all major streaming platforms.