Meg Mac: Roll Up Your Sleeves
Just the other day, I turned 23. And shortly after that, my life burst into flames. But alas, out of the ashes rose a phoenix and this overly dramatic metaphor's soundtrack was provided by the lovely Meg Mac and her new single "Roll Up Your Sleeves." (I'm not high, I promise.)
I first came across Meg Mac while scouring the deep musical treasure troves of Soundcloud. Let me first preface that when I'm looking for new music, I start w/ judging the album by its cover (because I'm superficial as fuck). If it's caught my eye, I'll play the first few seconds, then I skip along the track to a few spots (hook, bridge, etc.). If I'm still intrigued, I'll go back and listen through it in its entirety. And if I like it still, I'll listen again, really paying attention to the nitty gritty musical nuances and lyrics.
Meg Mac's first single "Every Lie" was one of these gems that breezed through the steps and had me hitting replay. I was rocking out when I realized that it was the only new track she released, so of course I cried inwardly and posted on her Facebook Page that we "NEED. MORE. MUSIC. *heart emoji*" She "liked" it and that's when I vowed to become her number one fan.
A little while later, Triple J aired a Like a Version session of her covering BROODS' (another current band obsession) "Never Gonna Change." I tweeted that it was 3 of my favorite things happening at the same time. No favorites or retweets, but my fanaticism lived on. I Googled her. I found out that her real name is Megan McInerny. She's 24 and she's from Melbourne, Australia. I also found out that she has a dog she likes to dress as a human sometimes and that she'll probably want to be best friends with me some day.
A day or so later, Spotify notified me that her new track "Roll Up Your Sleeves" was available and I literally played it 12 times in a row. And I never use literally unless I mean it (because I'm not a neanderthal). I of course tweeted about it and yes, she favorited it because we're close like that.
Seriously though, guys. I don't think you understand. This song is perfect. It's simple without being dull. Catchy without being cliché. Her voice, the lyrics, the melody, the production - they're all powerful and lovely and everything that is good about music.
If you're going through a rough patch like I am, just listen to this song and don't forget to breathe because "Everything is gonna be alright" ... especially when her EP comes out.