Meiko’s artistic ambitions date back to 2007, when she began landing shows at venerable Los Angeles venue The Hotel Café, an unofficial headquarters for young, up-and-coming songwriters on the West Coast. Things moved quickly from there. She signed with MySpace Records, reissued her self-titled debut record in 2008, and scored a hit on Triple A radio with “Boys with Girlfriends”. Pop, folk, and rock fans loved her; so did music supervisors, who placed Meiko’s songs in episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy”, “One Tree Hill”, and over a dozen other prime-time TV shows. After signing with Concord Records in 2011, she released The Bright Side, which climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Albums chart. Meiko hit the road again, selling out concerts from Los Angeles to Tokyo, even landing a #1 single on Japanese radio with “Stuck On You”.
After the release of her 2014 Dear You album featuring the VH1 favorite “Be Mine”, Meiko and Concord Records amicably parted ways. On recording Moving Day without a record label’s involvement, Meiko says, “Music should be easy. It’s about art, not egos. When a committee comes around to tell me I’m not creating correctly, or that it could be better another way, self-doubt comes into play and poisons the well. Moving Day, thankfully, has none of that. I made this album with no weirdness around to make me feel inadequate. Josh Grange listened to all my ideas and helped me make them a reality. I couldn’t be happier and more proud of how it came out!”
Moving on from the confines of the major label machine, Meiko has returned to form with Moving Day, her most honest release to date.