Meg Myers has released a claustrophobic new video for the track “Numb” which is the lead single from her album Take Me To The Disco coming out 7-20 via 300 Entertainment. The video directed by Clara Aranovich sees Myers having a case of the 9 to 5 blues while getting furiously bothered by her surroundings and her peers. The tension is heavy as Myers softly sings her way through her own frustrations and insecurities while the music seemlessly helps try to relieve the anxiety.
“The song is about how I was feeling when my record company was looking for something out of me that just didn’t feel right for many reasons,” says Myers. “I was frustrated and it came through in this song. I discovered that this feeling was something I’ve experienced my whole life and decided to look within and confront it. I wanted the video to make the viewer experience this uncomfortable feeling.”
“In “Numb,” I interpret Meg’s sentiment as one of desperate pleading for space, for room to exist quietly and at her own pace in a culture that insists on so much of her and for her as a female,” says Aronavich. “As I listened to the track on repeat I just couldn’t wrest my thoughts from a dance piece by Pina Bausch in which a woman is continually touched and measured by a mass of men in suits. So I decided to write an homage narrative that expands from Bausch’s conceit but that turns away from a purely gender-based backbone to a broader, societal one.”
“Numb” was released as a single on April 27 and the album will be the long awaited follow up to Sorry from 2015. Take Me To The Disco will be her second studio album and her first album via 300 Entertainment after releasing her debut on Atlantic.
Photo credit: Mehreen Rizvi