Meg Myers - The Underground
In the final weeks of 2018, Meg Myers returned home from tour feeling lost and painfully out of touch with herself. Earlier that year, the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter had released her sophomore effort Take Me to the Disco, a widely acclaimed body of work that lifted her mercurial form of alt-rock to a thrilling new level. But despite the album’s great success, Myers found herself overwhelmed by disconnection and depression, eventually verging on suicidal. Instead of giving up, Myers followed her instinct toward self-salvation. She quit drinking, ended thetoxic relationship she’d gotten caught up in, and soon experienced a spiritual breakthrough that would prove to be monumentally life-changing. Struck with a tremendous rush of creativity, Myers soon premiered her luminous cover of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill”. As the song shot to #1 on alternative radio (marking her first-ever #1 hit), Myers revisited a batch of music recorded during the Take Me to the Disco sessions, a point in time she now sees as pivotal in paving the way for her awakening. As her debut for Sumerian Records, Myers presents a powerfully charged two-EP project: Thank U 4 Taking Me 2 the Disco and I’d Like 2 Go Home Now. The EP-opening lead single to Thank U 4 Taking Me 2 the Disco, “Any Way You Wanna Love” offers a spellbinding glimpse into the newly dawning era of Myers’s artistry, merging the stormy urgency of her last album with a profound self-possession. Throughout her two new EPs, Myers reveals her gift for alchemizing even the most deep-rooted pain into catharsis. Like all of her music, Thank U 4 Taking Me 2 the Disco and I’d Like 2 Go Home Now illuminate Myers’s extraordinary ability to inhabit an entire world of feeling, a testament to both the graceful precision and whirlwind force of her vocals. While Take Me to the Disco arrived as Myers’s most viscerally honest work to date, she’s already surpassed the album’s soul-baring vulnerability in the writing of her third full-length. In a departure from her previous output, Myers has written most of her forthcoming material on piano, an instrument she first took up at the age of 12. As she moves forward with the making of her upcoming album, Myers feels guided by a radiant clarity of purpose, a newly discovered understanding of her distinct role as an artist.