Take a spin with Meg Myers with her new music video for ‘Jealous Sea’, from the singer’s new sophomore album, Take Me To The Disco.
Directed by Clara Aranovich (who directed Myers’ video for ‘Numb’), the visuals for ‘Jealous Sea’ show Myers walking through Los Angeles while exploring her wild side. ‘Jealous Sea’ is one of 12 tracks from Meg Myers’ new album, which debuted at #5 on the Current Alternative Chart and#6 on the Current Rock Chart.
Watch Meg Myers’ new music video for ‘Jealous Sea’ below.
Growing up isn’t always easy and it is now apparent to me how vastly different everyone’s lives can be. Sounding like an electrified, version of 90’s alternative music, Meg Myers’ debut album is an emotionally saturated powerhouse of sound. Sorry is a concise, pouring out of emotions. It discusses what many people consider simple emotions with such daring complexity that it eventually has you looking at every aspect of your psyche from a new angle. Both completely honest and relentlessly brutal, her goal is not to lament the past but to learn from it and grow. Album opener, ‘Motel’ starts off with reinforcing statements regarding Myers’ sadness. She clearly struggles with the more unsavory aspects of her life which is now headed towards stardom. It’s hard not to empathize with her struggle as she belts out, “I wanna love, wanna live, wanna breathe, wanna give, wanna. But it’s hard and it’s dark and were doomed from the start.” A pessimistic naturalist’s sort of interpretation of the world when trying to be optimistic. It is a lot of moving thoughts that all end up coming across as honest.
Myers’ honesty is perhaps her strongest ally (other than her incredible voice), as she is capable of turning her own sadness and sorrow into music that sounds more like a breathe of empowerment than a bath in sorrow. The title track, “Sorry”, is the perfect example of this occurrence as it it maneuvers its way around the subject of an afflicting break-up via its electronic elements and 1000-volt chorus. She has transformed her fears into energy on ‘A Bolt From The Blue’, creating a sound well equipped for mainstream pop-radio – albeit one with dark undertones.
Bass guitar skills rear their head on the threatening sound of ‘Desire’, which is a rock-influenced uncomfortable yet sexy journey into Myers’ sexuality. From this point, the instrumentation on the project succumbs to a quicksand-like hold. Drums and guitars comprise the more generic makeup of the latter half of the emotional outing. While it all sounds good and perhaps better fits the subject matter covered, it represses the lively energy contained in the first half beneath slowly articulated guitars and violins. There are moments, ‘Lemon Eyes’ and ‘Make A Shadow’, that provide the same adrenaline potent build-up and choruses that Myers is fitted to command.
The album’s content isn’t by any means edgy in its meaning. Infact, its meaning is so easily relatable that it can become uncomfortably edgy in its honesty. Relationship and break-ups have been commonplace among song topics for as long as any person can remember. The beauty isn’t in the details – rather, it lies within the vagueness of her pen downed emotions. Instead of detailing what happened in her relationships, she places almost all of the emphasis on her brokenness and turns it into her freedom by the time the last eerie, scratching second of ‘Feather’ rolls out from your speaker.
Last month, when asked about a record that took her the longest to write, Meg Myers told us about her upcoming track ‘Lemon Eyes’. “‘Lemon Eyes’ took a pretty long time to finish, but that’s because we wrote an idea for it and then kind of pushed it aside,” Myers told us. “We would go back to it every now and then maybe mess with it, but it was a process. I think because it is a little bit out there and a little different from what I do, but every time we would approach it was just like ‘what (will) we do with this?’, but we figured it out!”
Well after a many months of writing, Meg’s track from her forthcoming album Sorry (which comes out this September) is finally here. And you can definitely tell that the many hours in the studio paid off on this one!
Listen to ‘Lemon Eyes below and read our interview with Meg here!
Singer-songwriter Meg Myers is soon approaching the release of her debut studio album, Sorry, which is set to release later this year (September) on Atlantic Records, and which just saw its title track cross over into the Top 15 U.S. alternative radio chart. While her notable singles like ‘Desire’ and ‘Sorry’, as well as her dark alternative sound, have drawn a lot of comparisons (Fiona Apple, Sinéad O’Connor), Meg is ready to show the world that she is her own artist with the release of her first full-length LP. We spoke to Meg, moments before her Summerfest performance in Milwaukee, to talk about the pressures of making her first full-length album, living all around the country (Tennessee, Florida, Ohio, Los Angeles), and how she enjoyed her recent headlining tour.
Milwaukee’sSummerfest 2015, the World’s Largest Music Festival, has gotten off to a great start and there are still four days left. Unlike many other premiere music festivals, Summerfest (which runs until July 5th) brings an especially diverse list of performers to Milwaukee’s lakefront every year, creating for a festival where you can see Kanye West (who performed in 2011) share the same stage as Peter Gabriel and Kid Rock. So to get things started for The Early Registration’s first year at Summerfest, we had to catch a wide variety of acts all festival long.
Check out our Summerfest Day 6 photos below, of Linkin Park, Meg Myers, A Day To Remember, Lecrae, Whitesnake and the very unique and very mysterious the one and only PPL MVR.
Milwaukee’s Summerfest lineup this year is diverse as always. Early today Summerfest revealed over 90 of its 2015 performers and headliners and now we have our most anticipated acts for “the World’s Largest Music Festival.” This year Summerfest takes place from June 24-28 and June 30 – July 5 at the Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee, WI and you can check here for ticket information. Ticket prices start at just $12, with various promotions that run all festival long.
It wasn’t easy to decide who we are most excited to see at Summerfest this year, but definitely hit the jump to check out our ten most anticipated acts of Summerfest 2015. Also be sure to check out Summerfest.com for more information.
“The World’s Largest Music Festival” Summerfesthas just revealed its 2015 lineup, and as always it is long and diverse! This year’s Marcus Amphitheater headliners include Kendrick Lamar with Schoolboy Q, Kings of Leon, Zac Brown Band, and Linkin Park, Ed Sheeran and more. Those tickets can be purchased separately at Ticketmaster.com (which include admission into the Summerfest grounds).
Highlights for the ground stage performers on this year’s line-up includes Lupe Fiasco, The Flaming Lips, Weird Al Yankovic, Magic!, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Lecrea, Meg Myers, Bastille, AWOLNATION, Vance Joy, a DJ set from Paris Hilton, Public Enemy, Santigold, The New Pornographers, Kansas, Gary Clark Jr. Summerfest runs from June 24-28 and June 30 – July 5 in Milwaukee, WI.
Check out the announcement video and performers below, and visit Summerfest.com for more information.
Check out LA-based singer-songwriter Meg Myers’ new single ‘Sorry’, the first taste from her forthcoming debut LP of the same name (the follow up to her Make A Shadow EP). SORRY will be released this summer on Atlantic Records, and you can stream its first single below or download it now on iTunes.