Chatterbox: Michael McGehee

Hey, tell us a bit about yourself.

I jumped into music as a 4-year-old with classical piano lessons. I couldn’t wait to reach the keys like my older siblings. I picked up my Dad’s autographed guitar when I was 11 years old and wore off the Paul McCartney signed pick-guard. My parents weren’t too happy about that. They got me one that Christmas.

I was born and raised in Lafayette, LA and played in a band with my two brothers for a good bit before deciding to move out to Los Angeles to lean in. I’ve been writing music since I can remember. I like to stare at a blank canvas and come up with melodies.

Where did the new single come from?

“I Know You Know” is about running into your ex at a bar. I remember back in Lafayette going out to the Greenroom and running into a girl I used to date. She was putting on a show trying to turn my friends against me, but no one cared and it only made her look bad. I guess this song is about that, although who’s to say it’s about anything. I wrote the hook first and then built the story around it.

Is there more content in the pipeline?

I’ve got a ton more coming, including my first EP in June 2017. This is my 3rd single release this year. “Back for More” and “Red Rover” are the first two. 

What’s on the horizon for you?

I’m going to keep writing, writing, writing. I’m going to put out a ton of songs until one of my idols turns their head and says, “Who’s this guy?!”

Let me be clear, I’m not looking to turn into some monster act. I want to write and perform music for a living and enjoy the Uber ride. 

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