GuestPost – Meekoh

I wrote this song for the love of my life during the pandemic. She has a life-threatening disease called Cystic Fibrosis which forced us to leave LA and travel to the small gold mining town of Jacksonville, Oregon. 

I spent the next several months in a small cottage where I found peace and fortitude in the midst of all the chaos that was going on in the world. I woke up to the birds chirping, rivers flowing, and trees whispering in the wind every day. During this time, I finished writing this song, which I had previously started writing over a year before the pandemic started. It all just clicked, and I immediately started recording in a small makeshift studio that I made in our quaint little cottage.


It was also the first time I produced, wrote, and performed a song all by myself. I used real instruments on every part of the song because I wanted to create something that felt real and alive. A symbol of what love has given me.


Once I had most of the song laid out, I called my dear friend, James McMillen, a brilliant composer who arranged the strings and horns on my last EP, “Fire and Diamonds”. He immediately suggested we use Vitamin Strings, one of the world’s most viral top string quartets. We spent at least two months trying FaceTime and email ideas on arranging melodies and solving Covid safety issues for the string players. We could only track one musician in the studio at a time, with days in between isolation and quarantine. It was going smooth until one of our string players, who was pregnant, got Covid19. It was a big scare for us all and forced us to really take even more safety measures. Luckily, in the end, everyone was ok, and we managed to pull off one of the most beautiful songs ever. 

With Folk acoustics, beautifully arranged strings, deep upright bass tones, Americana drums, sweeping piano notes, and smooth harmonies, this is easily one of the best indie-folk songs that you’ll ever hear! 

MEEKOH – BIO

Anchored from his love of melodic songwriting and timeless melodies, Meekoh has found a way to blend Indie Folk, Reggae, Pop, and Latin music all into his own beautifully cultivated sound!

This Indie Singer/Songwriters story began in 2009 while Busking on the streets of Bend, Oregon. Over the next few years, his rise from packed dive bars and street corners quickly turned into sold-out festivals and national tours.

In 2017, Meekoh moved to LA and started working with some of the top people in the industry, such as Nick Demoura (Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande), Jason Mater (Disney), HARV (Justin Bieber), Seth Reger (Bruno Mars), and Daniel Cloud Campos (Greatest Showman).
His newest release, “From the River”, is a song he wrote for the love of his life.

“It was also the first time I produced, wrote, and performed a song all by myself. I used real instruments on every part of the song because I wanted to create something that felt real and alive. A symbol of what love has given me.”

With Folk acoustics, beautifully arranged strings, deep upright bass tones, Americana drums, sweeping piano notes, and smooth harmonies, this is easily one of the best indie-folk songs that you’ll ever hear!

Credit photography: Jaime Burgos//@venumskmz
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