Meg Myers arrives to today with her brooding and powerful visuals for her song, "Jealous Sea," premiering exclusively on Refinery29.
The video was directed by Clara Aranovich, who also directed the video for "Numb", and sees Meg walking the streets of Los Angeles at night, as she slowly embraces her inner powers and wild side. Clara elaborated on the visuals- "Anyone who’s seen Meg perform live can attest that she has incredible presence; it’s as if she becomes someone or something else all together, as if she’s channeling odd forces. For JEALOUS SEA, I was compelled to make something that showcases this side of Meg, this power she has, a power I feel all women secretly hold."
In an interview with Refinery29, Meg elaborated on the visuals, saying, "In a way it’s not the opposite of ‘Numb’ but kind of is because it’s the many sides of Meg. It just felt like i could get really weird with it and show another side, the crazy side." About the song, Meg told Refinery29 - "I wrote this song originally a few years ago. I had a fiancé at the time. He was on tour. We were both struggling with jealousy, so it was kind of about both of us. Because I was either on the road or he was on the road and we were both really jealous. I definitely needed to release it."
Meg Myers has much to celebrate with her sophomore album ‘Take Me To The Disco’ (300 Entertainment). Following release, the sprawling 12-song set has earned glowing reviews from Associated Press, NPR, The New York Times, and UPROXX, who called the set the "work of an artist that has looked at herself in the mirror and dared to examine her past.". With its impressive first week sales, the album also debuts at #5 on Billboard’s Current Alternative Chart, #6 on their Current Rock Chart and #18 on the Current Album Chart, a new career high. Meg also lands at #8 on the Emerging Artists Chart, her first appearance on the metric.
‘Take Me To The Disco’ is a raw exploration of the isolation, enamoration and anguish that’s followed the LA-based artist since her youth. In an exclusive interview with UPROXX, Meg talks about how working on ‘Take Me To The Disco’ served as a way to go back and handle many unresolved issues from her past. “Writing [the album], I really thought it was about something,” says Myers. “But listening, it was dead-on about something else, things I went through earlier in my life or in my childhood.”
In their glowing review, The Associated Press called Meg a “genuine rock goddess,” praising her ability to go from “kittenish to face-melting in the same song.” The New York Times called the music “seething and then exploding,” with NPR adding that it’s “powerful and potent.“ White-knuckled lead single “Numb” is also proving a hit, spending eight weeks on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart.
Following a sold-out club tour earlier this summer, Meg is currently on the road with a nationwide headlining tour that has seen Meg play major markets and venues like Music Hall of Williamsburg and sell out cities like Seattle.
'TAKE ME TO THE DISCO' TRACK LIST
1. Take Me To The Disco
4. Tear Me To Pieces
5. Jealous Sea
6. The Death Of Me
7. Some People
9. I’m Not Sorry
10. Little Black Death
Oct 9 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes Other Side
Oct 10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
Oct 12 - Portland, OR @ Dante's
Oct 13 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
Oct 14 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Oct 16 - San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
Oct 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Oct. 19, Kansas City, MO @Kansas City Power & Light District
Oct. 28, Austin, TX @ Antone’s
Oct. 29, Houston, TX @ House of Blues-Bronze Peacock
Oct. 30, Dallas, TX @Dada
Oct. 31, Tulsa, OK @Cain’s Ballroom
Dec. 1, Jacksonville, FL @Daily’s Place Amphitheater
Dec. 3, Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Dec. 4, Washington D.C. @The Anthem
Dec. 7, St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
Dec. 12, Bakersfield, CA @Fox Theater
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