An intimate, fearless song-cycle about risk, regret, tenderness and love, The Bright Side already has people talking.
The Bright Side features eleven songs that blend sumptuous folk-pop with thumping electronic beats that Meiko helped create with producers Jimmy Messer, Greg Collins and Belgian electro-pop wiz Styrofoam, known for his remixes of songs by The Postal Service and The Submarines.
Meiko, whose name (pronounced MEE-ko) is derived from her one-fourth Japanese heritage, grew up in Roberta, Georgia - population: 800. Her southern charm, dry humor and observational songwriting style give The Bright Side a powerful, artistic punch.
The Bright Side follows Meiko's acclaimed 2007 release which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart with more than 200,000 song downloads sold. Her single "Boys With Girlfriends" quickly became a hit at stations like KCRW, Santa Monica's influential NPR powerhouse. The high profile exposure led to more notice and glowing press in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today, TV appearances on "Conan" and "Last Call with Carson Daly," and multiple film and television song placements, including prime spots on "Grey's Anatomy", "One Tree Hill", "Pretty Little Liars" and "10 Things I Hate About You" among others.
Meiko has toured relentlessly over the past few years and returns to the famed LA-venue Hotel Café Wednesday, February 15 where she honed her craft and quickly became the artist to see at the popular club. Additional tour dates are being planned and will be announced shortly.