Another Female Pop Album
Meg Myers, American singer-songwriter originally hailing from Tennessee, has released her debut album Sorry. It blurs the lines between pop and rock, creating a medley not often heard as of recently. Sorry weaves seamlessly in between soulful ballads and power anthems, most revolving around the themes of lost and found love, moving on, bitterness, anger and everything in between.
Female artists expressing their sexuality freely throughout their music is something that’s been brought to light in a refreshing uprising, and Meg Myers certainly offers no exceptions. “Desire” is a prime example, a raunchy and unapologetically bold and brash track which boasts the lyrics “Boy, I wanna taste you / I wanna skin you with my tongue.” “Make a Shadow” is arguably one of the standout tracks off of the record. The chorus hook is surprisingly old school. It emits a timeless vibration, Myers’ commendable acrobatic vocals taking center stage.
There is no denying that Myers’ vocals are impressive. Her voice is a pleasing medley, strong and abrasive one moment and soft and wavering the next. At certain moments, her vocals are eerily reminiscent of Alanis Morrissette’s. Although her lyrics are edgy and Myers’ voice is powerful, it would be nearly impossible to pick her songs out from a crowd of other young women armed with acoustic guitars. The tracks bleed into each other, and it becomes difficult to tell where one ends and another begins.
There are epiphanic snippets of musical brilliance that sparkle like rare gems in the album, if you look hard enough. But these fragments of excellence disappear in the blink of an eye, and Sorry falls back into its pattern of musical monotony; it routinely switches from wistful ballads to fired-up, rock-infused tracks. An extremely noble effort, Sorry is filled with bursts of originality and impossibly catchy hooks, yet it lacks any differentiation, offering nothing substantial to set itself apart from the never-ending ranks of female pop stars.