I Just Heard of Meg Myers Today And Already I Think She’s a Big Deal
Posted on February 7, 2014 Posted by John Scalzi 31 Comments
Between the song above and this song, I come to two conclusions:
a) She can write a hell of a song;
b) Boy I hope she’s happier in real life than she is in these songs.
In the meantime, I’m buying up all her music.
Wow, this is all kinds of dark, in all the best ways!
I am so very glad I listened to th– wait, why is money leaving my bank account? This is just what I wanted tonight.
Pretty sure buying her music will make her happier in real life than she is in the songs :P
she must be cold
Excellent recommendation – bought album and video.
Although I understand that you weren’t actually trying to say anything other than “look at her nipples” here, WRC, Meg Myers does actually discusses (among other things) the aesthetic choice to go braless in the video in this interview in LAist.
With that settled, let’s go ahead and not have any more boob comments in the this thread, please.
Ick. Do not like. Can’t abide F Bombs in music. If I can’t listen to it in the car with all of my family, I just don’t listen to it.
devnet – video and words of Desire is even better!
@WhoReallyCares – yeah, it’s better at dropping more FBombs again. Thanks for that.
Like the songs. Like the dark-pop vibe and the raw emotion. But, the lyrics make me cringe a little: “I’m gonna tear into your soul” sounds a little like a 15-year-old trying a little too hard to be goth. To sound less kitschy, emotionally resonant songs need some concrete imagery for the listener to grab onto. For instance, in her song “Heart Heart Head”, she opens with a description of “black and white sheets” that helps set the stage. Otherwise, as with “Monster” and “Desire” she’s just in her head and it’s hard to make sentiments like “I’m gonna kill you. I’m gonna put you in the ground” evoke empathy in the listener. Compare, for instance, to the end of Dylan’s Masters of War where “I hope that you die, and I hope that it’s soon.” is powerful because of the concrete litany of horror that goes before.
That said, her songs are catchy. She’s got a interesting and distinctive musical style, and I’ll definitely keep watch to see where she goes.
I like it – she’s got a good sound, thanks for the recommendation.
Have you listened to Lissie? She has a similar sound / tone.
Between “The Big Idea” and your music recommendations (thanks for the Postmodern Jukebox tip BTW), my wallet is getting slimmer all the time. THANKS, SCALZI!
I think maybe I’m too old, and too married for break-up music. Interesting instrumentation tho.
Great voice. Matt W’s comments about the lyrics make a point. Another is, as far as I can tell, all her songs are about the same thing or sort of thing… I’d like to hear more variety. Perhaps more playfulness.
Musical chimera of Alannis Morrisette and Fiona Apple. Which is mostly a compliment.
Good recommendation. Thanks!
Couple of good songs but they seem to be same theme over and over. Gets old quick.
As far as music goes, there really is no accounting for taste. For instance, the song posted here really doesn’t do anything for me at all, and I agree with devnet that the cursing is a turnoff. On the other hand, I’m sure there’s music I like that others can’t stand…
At my age I get more downed out by engineers sending me stupid designs to fabricate ;-)
RE: some of the posts in this thread — what is it with adult men having a problem with young women swearing? Oh wait, I think I know!
Um, wait… you’re calling me a sexist because I said I don’t like the swearing in the song? That’s really quite a leap you’ve made there. I would kindly thank you to not assume that I like it any better when men swear in songs. And generally speaking, I dislike being unjustly accused of things. It’s really very rude.
@Eliza: What makes you think that we, who do not necessarily approve with her particular choice of lyrics, do so because she’s a young woman?
However, I do like the music.
She does remind me a bit of Lana Del Rey.
Thanks— I just bought tickets to her show on Tuesday
I found Meg Myers a while back thanks to a free download of “Curbstomp” and agree she’s an awesome artist. If you want something less dark listen to “Tennessee”; it makes me smile every time it plays.
Wow. That followed by Curbstomp & Heart Heart Head…
Kind of like “Jagged Little Pill”, but with a restraining order.
Hah, my husband found her a few months ago and was like “watch, she’s going to get really popular because she’s awesome.”
Thanks so much for putiing this up! I’ve been listening to her all weekend. Heart Heart Head and Desire have been my favorites so far. Really can’t wait to see what else she come out with in the future.
Awesome indeed!… I’ve already purchased all her music as well (through Google play, which was a little cheaper). Thanks Mr. Scalzi
I think I’m in love
I know I am…..