Baeble First Play: The Haunting Vocals Of Meg Myers
  • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015

  • Posted by: Don Saas

There's a certain breed of female vocals that has sadly fallen out of vogue in the last couple years. Vocals couldn't be less important in radio pop today period -- though the moments where stars like Katy Perry or Ellie Goulding remind you how powerful their voices can be are always delightful -- but specifically, we don't have enough female vocalists who can transmit emotion just through the inflections and timbre of their voice. They don't even have to be singing a particularly dramatic track; their voice evokes more wells of emotion than lyricism ever could. But with LA based (but Tennessee born) singer-songwriter Meg Myers, that vocal style comes back with the whirlwind of emotion and drama that is the power and intensity of Meg Myer's voice.

We're premiering a live performance of Meg Myer's track, "Motel," and it is stunning. The performance is stripped down. It's just Meg and a backing guitarist. And, honestly, I don't know if I ever even need to hear the studio version of this track. Meg's voice is haunting. Vocal runs show off her powerful pipes but they aren't indulgent "look at how well I can sing" moments. They add complex emotional layers and vulnerability to the track.

Meg Myer's full-lenght debut LP, Sorry, is out now on Atlantic Records, and you can catch her tomorrow night at Webster Hall's Marlin Room here in NYC (you can purchase tickets here) as well as in Los Angeles's El Rey Theatre (you can purchase tickets here).

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