By: Nevra Azerkan
Rating: [The Breakdown]
The long awaited EP, titled “Make A Shadow” by Meg Myers has been released and it is glorious. I have been a fan of Meg for a while now and every time she introduces a new track, I have a new favorite song. Now, I have 5 new favorite songs and they are (as ordered on the EP): “Desire”, “Go”, “Make A Shadow”, “Heart Heart Head”, and “The Morning After”. What I love about this EP is that there is clearly a theme, but they each still manage to have their own individuality.
Right now we are in need of a true female rocker and Meg Myers is here to fill that void. The EP kicks off with “Desire” which is the perfect track to ease you into the set. The lyrics are raw and are translated well through the musical arrangement otherwise it might come off seemingly creepy. “Go” is probably my most favorite of the bunch because it has a harder rock edge than the rest and it reminds me of some of the rock songs from the mid-to-late 1990s. The title track, “Make A Shadow” slows things down again and has an incredibly catchy chorus. “Heart Heart Head” goes on the same level as “Desire”, but much angrier. When done right, angst sounds like this. Meg ends the EP in complete contrast with “The Morning After” which sounds like a lullaby of sorts. It sounds sweet, but the feeling is anything but.
Meg’s craft is dark, intense and vulnerable. Yet for someone who is so open in her music, she still comes off as a mystery. “Make A Shadow” is unapologetically explicit and that’s exactly what makes Meg Myers stand out.