This year has been tough for everyone — but especially so for teenagers having to miss out on fun school activities and milestones due to the pandemic. On November 19, singer-songwriter Meg Toohey releases “I Wish I Could Go Back,” a shout out to all of the high school kids who have seen their football games, their proms, their graduations, and their good times sidelined by COVID-19.
In the track, Toohey paints a picture of teenage Americana — and offers up a snapshot of the myriad of firsts today’s students must go without, from innocently riding around in beat-up cars to being able to “hug hello and kiss goodbye” or just hang out under the bleachers at a school football game. She outlines the wistful feeling that permeates everyone as we move forward through this moment: “I Wish I Could Go Back.”
The single comes as a followup to her tribute to fellow Waitress cast member Nick Cordero, who died from complications due to COVID-19. Since then “Lucky Streak” featuring Sara Bareilles been downloaded over 300k times and was featured on The Today Show, CBS This Morning and The Talk.
Toohey’s career as a singer/songwriter continues to bloom, and she and her bandmates from “Waitress” — including Sara Bareilles — recently played a virtual streaming concert from Rockwood Music Hall. With the success of the show, they have another upcoming concert already booked.
After a lifetime of making music, Toohey is just getting started.
Listen to “I Wish I Could Go Back” here or watch the video below.
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