Meg Myers is not afraid to confess she’s nonetheless determining who she needs to be. Initially from Tennessee, Myers moved to Los Angeles on the age of 19 to dedicate her life to her music profession. In 2012, she launched her first EP, Daughter within the Choir, which set the groundwork for the releases of Sorry (2015) and Take Me to the Disco (2018). Properly-known for her poetic lyrics, crude vocals, and canopy of Kate Bush’s “Operating Up That Hill,” the trustworthy singer-songwriter makes some extent to inform me that self-acceptance is a course of. After listening to her deeply private LP, Take Me to the Disco, I do know she’s not fallacious.
In the midst of producing her new forthcoming music, the star opens as much as NYLON: “I’ve all the time been capable of channel [more painful moments in life] into my artwork. Music all the time stood out to me as the simplest approach to seize all of the feelings directly in a single piece. Music for me is wild and free.” It is clear that it’s this fearlessness to self-reflect that not solely makes her physique of labor so genuine but in addition what motivates her to proceed to develop.
Under, we converse with Myers about her new music, self-love, and her ever-evolving relationship with creativity.
The Nice Eros Pants, Chae New York prime, Schutz footwear, and By way of Saviene rings.
Pictures by Jena Cumbo
How did shifting to Los Angeles affect the artist you’re as we speak?
I really feel extra protected right here. I have been tapping extra into my fact and expressing myself on a deeper degree right here. Rising up, my household was very chaotic, and I by no means knew what was about to occur. I’ve 4 brothers and a sister, and we grew up principally as greatest buddies, making enjoyable out of the chaos and all the time creating some sort of artwork from it. I’ve all the time been capable of channel [more painful moments in life] into my artwork.
Music all the time stood out to me as the simplest solution to seize all of the feelings directly in a single piece. Music for me is wild and free.
What are a few of your largest influences?
I feel all of the barbecue and shrimp and grits [in Tennessee] actually provides a smokiness to my music.
My queerness provides me a whole lot of materials to create with. It is permitting me to be extra playful and never take each little factor so significantly.
Silk Laundry jumpsuit, Wild Vertigga T-shirt, and Nakamol earring.Photograph by Jena Cumbo
Inform me about your new music. Why is it totally different than something you’ve got ever created?
This EP goes to have a number of comparable vibes to my final album, as a result of I wrote it on the similar time with the identical producer about plenty of the identical struggles and self-discoveries as my previous music. I am going to share extra with you on my third album.
I am such a fan of your cowl of Kate Bush’s “Operating Up That Hill.” Why did you gravitate towards that music to cowl?
It is such a strong track! Kate Bush is magic. It is virtually like I have been being guided to cowl that track for a very long time. I do not know how one can clarify it in phrases, as they will really feel so limiting, and this music is past phrases to me. It is only a deep inside figuring out, and it makes my coronary heart flutter.
Chae NewYork blazer; Saku prime, The Nice Eros bottoms, and Inch2 boots.Photograph by Jena Cumbo
Are there some other songs you are feeling actually related to?
I might like to collaborate with Lively Youngster. The songs “Hanging On” and “Johnny Belinda” are additionally otherworldly to me. I have been listening to this band referred to as Stroll the Moon so much. I additionally love Phoebe Bridgers. I’ve a crush on her. I usually take heed to instrumental music and classical. In case you lookup 432hz music, it is extremely therapeutic, and solfeggio frequencies have helped me with lots.
What does self-love imply to you?
It has been a course of for me. It has been fairly the journey. Proper now, I might say [self-love for me] is about accepting myself, and having love for all of the experiences which have led me to the place I’m. It additionally means being grateful for progress. It is also been about studying to be within the current second. It has been studying to belief myself and never listening to what others assume I must be doing. As I study to do that, I additionally discover ways to love others deeper. All this being stated, it is a course of.
Chae New York blazer and Saku prime.Photograph by Jena Cumbo
What recommendation do you’ve gotten for somebody struggling to seek out happiness proper now?
Spend a while in solitude should you can, or with a very protected one that you are feeling you’ll be able to categorical your self freely with. Discover somebody who has no expectations of you and is supportive. In that current second, ask your self, What feels good to you? What do you are feeling like doing? Use your creativeness. Daydream. Discover what it’s you take pleasure in doing. I promise you’ll be able to unlock magic inside your self. It simply takes endurance.
*This interview has been condensed and edited for readability.
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