Rising Indie artist Meghan Pulles has returned with her new heartfelt tribute to her late Oma titled ‘10,000 Rains’ Meghan has always written her music from a vulnerable and raw place and this song is no exception. Growing increasingly closer over the pandemic, Meghan was inspired by her Oma and her perseverance.
The song begins with a light and airy guitar melody playing under a sound recording of Meghan’s Oma speaking. This guitar melody along with low sustained notes from a synth carry through the first two verses building up to the chorus. The pre-chorus starts with a soft impact from the drumset and the subtle sound of a shaker. These instrumentals carry through as Meghan’s wavering voice sings out the chorus ‘I’ve been here / For 10,000 years / I’ve felt the pain / For 10,000 rains.’ The music mellows out sliding back into the guitar and synth combo allowing Meghan’s sincere lyrics to truly shine through. As Meghan is going into the closing verses, she adds in a tambourine on the drum impacts. The music fades out as she sings the last lines ‘I’ll remain / For 10,000 rains.’
When speaking about the root of her inspiration, Meghan said ‘I was really inspired by how her mindset shifted and how she spoke about God helping her through the dark times and so this song was born once I started to get in her head about how she would be feeling being alone during a global pandemic, and not wanting to be alive on this earth anymore but still persevering through with God’s help.
Meghan is truly on the rise, recently signed to Aurally Records. Meghan says, ‘my music lives along the Indie/Folk/Americana realm but I also refer to my music as emo-positive; moving positively through your emotions. For my album ear baby we have coined the genre “future-facing retro americana . My influences are Regina Spektor, Stevie Nicks, Taylor Swift, Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles, Phoebe Bridgers, and Joni Mitchell to name a few’.