Meg Mac Returns With Deceptively Uplifting Track “Low Blows”
Australia’s Meg Mac generated a wave of hype in 2015 after a star-making turn at SXSW and a series of soulful singles (“Roll Up Your Sleeves” and “Grandma’s Hands”). The singer/songwriter’s self-titled debut EP followed soon after, but her debut album took a little longer. Two years, to be exact. The lead single, “Low Blows,” arrives today (March 31) and, happily, it was well worth the wait. An internal pep-talk, Meg’s latest is essentially a call to shake off the misery and keep your head up.
“You’re coming round too late, I’ve taken off my face and you won’t like it,” the 26-year-old sings miserably on the intro and it soon goes downhill from there: “I have nothing left, you took my money and you took my friends.” But Meg flips it upside on the deceptively catchy chorus. “Low blows, man up, it’s all good, man up,” she tells herself. It’s a stone-cold winner and promises great things from Meg’s album (also called Low Blows). Watch the video, which is comprised of studio footage and scenes from the road, below.