WATCH: Megan Danielle Shares Inside Look at Recording Process for Debut Single, “Dream Girl”

The video was filmed at The Sound Factory in Los Angeles by Joel Manduke and edited by Sam Megna of Joshua One Nine Productions LLC.

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Posted on June 21, 2023

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Megan Danielle; Photo Courtesy of American Idol/YouTube

Megan Danielle, a Christian singer that appear on Season 21 of American Idol, has been making waves in the industry since the release of her debut single, “Dream Girl.”

In an effort to give fans a glimpse into the creative process behind her music, Danielle recently took them inside the recording studio for a behind-the-scenes look at how her debut single came to life.

From the laying down vocals to adding the finishing touches, the Georgia native takes fans inside the recording studio to show them all aspects of her journey towards creating her first release in a new video.

The video was filmed at The Sound Factory in Los Angeles by Joel Manduke and edited by Sam Megna of Joshua One Nine Productions LLC.

See Behind-The-Scenes At The Recording Process Of Megan Danielle’s “Dream Girl”

“Dream Girl”

Throughout her new song, Megan Danielle is reminding fans to never give up on their dreams with her debut single, “Dream Girl.”

Penned by Season 17 Idol alum Laci Kaye Booth and Logan Wall, “Dream Girl” finds Megan Danielle sharing a positive message to always keep going no matter what roadblocks you may face along the way. 

With a voice that captivates audiences and a heart that pours into every lyric she sings, Danielle belts out the lyrics on the tune’s chorus: “Dream baby / Close your eyes and let your mind take you somewhere higher / Dream, baby / Paint your sky ’cause it ain’t like someone could paint it brighter / Don’t let nothin’ wake you up at night / ‘Cause it’s a mean world so go ahead and / Dream girl / Dream girl.”

She also pays tribute to Jo Dee Messina and The Chicks on the track’s first verse, where she drops the names of their popular hit songs,  “[Heads Carolina] Tails California” and “Wide Open Spaces,” respectively. 

“A Positive Message”

“‘Dream Girl’ just means just sharing a positive message with everyone because I feel like everyone can go through these dark times and it’s just a reminder that you can keep tracing your dream and keep going,” she explained. 

She went on to say she hopes fans are really able to connect with the tune.

“I just hope when people hear the song, that they just feel the emotion and the love that I put into the song. Really, you can listen to Dream Girl anywhere, literally anywhere in the gym, in the car, when you’re sleeping, who cares? It’s, it’s such a positive song that I feel like anybody can rock out to it and just love it.”

Megan Danielle "Dream Girl" Single Art
Megan Danielle “Dream Girl” Single Art

The tune, which was released on May 19, was produced by Chris DeStefano and recorded at The Sound Factory.

“To be able to record my own song is honestly amazing,” Danielle admitted. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, which is just lead people in the right direction and touch their heart with my music.”

The single came just days before Megan Danielle was named the runner-up on American Idol. 

Shared A Duet With Lauren Daigle

Megan Danielle turned heads when she auditioned for American Idol with Lauren Daigle’s “You Say.” While in Las Vegas, she received the surprise of a lifetime when Daigle joined her for her audition.

At the time, Megan Danielle recalled what led her to sing Christian music, “My childhood, I would always spend most of my time at the shop with my Grandpa. He was definitely one of my biggest fans. It’s just weird without papa, but very sad cause everything reminds me of daddy. My Grandpa passed about a year ago and he was the most important person in my life.” 

She continued, “When I was 18, I had a band and we were singing at all different types of bars and venues. I didn’t like performing at bars because I felt like I had to act like someone I wasn’t just so the people would like what they were hearing. There was one show I had one night and my papa was there and he pulled me to the side and said ‘what are you doing baby? This isn’t what you’re supposed to be doing.’ He looked at me dead in the eye and said ‘how can you sing for God and sing for this?’ and then I finally decided to totally switch to Christian music.”

Megan Danielle; Photo Courtesy of American Idol
Megan Danielle; Photo Courtesy of American Idol

Daigle and Danielle teamed up for a performance of “You Say” and bonded instantly. 

Standout Idol Finalist

After her audition, Megan Danielle went on to sing songs such as “Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)” by Patty Griffin, “Always Remember Us This Way” by Lady Gaga, “Easy On Me” by Adele, “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac, “Holy Water” by We The Kingdom, “Thank God I Do” by Lauren Daigle, “Angel from Montgomery” by Bonnie Raitt, “Go Rest High on That Mountain” by Vince Gill, “Head Over Feet” by Alanis Morissette, and more.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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