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Megan Burtt - "Real Thing" (audio) (premiere)

The Colorado singer-songwriter emulates her idols sublimely on this new track.

A former student at Berklee College of Music, Colorado native Megan Burtt aims to emulate her idols on her new album The Bargain -- Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Sarah MacLachlan, Shawn Colvin -- and develop her own voice in the process, and as you can hear on the winsome new track "Real Thing", she's well on her way. Soulful, confessional, and sublime in a rustic way, the influence of Colvin especially looms over this track, gracefully building to a gentle, ethereal chorus.

"There was a time when I felt like I was showing up to my life as a fraud," Burtt says. "Just sort of going through the motions and putting a face on for company. 'Real Thing' for me is about being lost in all of that and sweeping everyone around you up in the mess. Yet, knowing full-well what you're doing and longing to get past it."

The Bargain will be released 25 August.

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