Acclaimed singer-songwriter Meg Myers has shared her new single ‘i hope you cry’ via Sumerian Records, co-written and performed as a duet with chart-topping indie-pop tunesmith morgxn. Stream here.
Of the new track Meg says “Humans bottle things up, hold things in, sweep things under the rug. That’s what most of us have been taught to do and I feel that is what keeps us in suffering. It was beautiful to be able to connect with morgxn in a way that, to be honest, most men are afraid to. To be vulnerable, to be real, to allow yourself to be seen, that is true strength. ‘i hope you cry’ is permission to do that. All together now…”
“Growing up in the South I didn’t have a lot of models of men who cried,” morgxn continues. “It wasn’t until I was much older that I realized I had been holding back my tears; afraid to meet the more vulnerable parts of me. It’s been nice to reacquaint myself with my younger self and make up for lost time. Especially now in the heaviness of everything – it’s nice to just let yourself cry. Working with Meg on this felt like meeting an old friend from another life. The writing was so seamless – in one minute we went from talking/sharing to writing a song. There was never a declaration of now we will make something. It just happened. I think the best songs are like water – they just flow. Release.”
‘i hope you cry’ heralds the upcoming arrival of two new EPs from the Los Angeles-based artist, ‘Thank U 4 Taking Me To 2 The Disco’ and ‘I’d Like 2 Go Home Now’. The EPs mark the first releases via her new deal with the Los Angeles-based Sumerian Records – arriving Friday 13th November. Pre-orders are available now HERE.
‘Thank U 4 Taking Me To 2 The Disco’ and ‘I’d Like 2 Go Home Now’ were announced with last month’s premiere of the powerful new single, ‘Any Way You Wanna Love’, and mark Meg’s first new releases since the blockbuster success of her chart-topping cover of Kate Bush’s 1985 classic, ‘Running Up That Hill.’ Originally performed as part of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, the track made history earlier this year by ascending to #1 on Mediabase and Billboard’s “Alternative Songs” airplay chart, 42 weeks after its official March 2019 release – the longest trip to the top in the chart’s three-decade history.
‘Running Up That Hill’ is joined by an equally remarkable animated video, created in partnership with the L.A.-based non-profit, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA). In addition, Myers visited ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this year for a spectacular performance of the song.