Daily Discovery: Scale Model, “Plato’s Cave”


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Nashville indie rock/pop band, Scale Model, is releasing their new album “Star (Deluxe Edition)” September 30th. Sneak peak the album with their track, Plato’s Cave, below.

ARTIST: Scale Model

SONG: Plato’s Cave

BIRTHDATE: Oct. 1 – we’re all in our 30s

HOMETOWN: Dave, the guitar player & Megan, singer and keytar player, are from Chicago. We moved down here 5 years ago. Steve the drummer is from eastern TN, and Ben, the bass player is from Nashville.


AMBITIONS: Besides being rockstars? lol 😉 Dave owns his own custom guitar building & repair company called Scale Model Guitars. Megan is an adjunct professor at TSU and an aspiring motivational speaker and life coach. Steve has his own photography company that he hopes to keep building. Ben owns a tattoo shop in East Nashville called Electric Hand tattoos.

TURN-OFFS: People who have big egos and take themselves too seriously

TURN-ONS: Cats, Space, and Lazers

DREAM GIG: To open for Metric at either the Bowery Ballroom or a big festival.

FAVORITE LYRIC: “Like Plato’s cave, the shadows on the wall are real to us. What are we prisoners of?”

SONG I WISH I WROTE: Private Eyes – Hall and Oates or California Girls – Katy Perry

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Katy Perry, Madonna, Oprah, Marianne Williamson, Phillipe Zdar (my dream producer from Paris)

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Katy Perry’s latest tour concert. It was the biggest production I’ve ever seen (we all went to it). Even better than Madonna’s Immaculate tour.

I WROTE THIS SONG: My picture or version what I feel is going on right now, based on new age, metaphysical thought, as we’re moving into the 4th dimension, it’s like realizing a much broader, expansive consciousness. It seemed to closely relate to what Plato describes in his Allegory of the Cave. People are freed from their chains and are no longer prisoners if they don’t want to be, but they’re afraid to go out of the cave to the big bright world so their fear is their own prison. Many of us, today, are now realizing that the only limitations we have are those we place on ourselves and that our reality is really just an illusion we create. – Megan

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