MEG MAC is back with her keenly anticipated new single ‘Low Blows’, a dynamic, soulful, personal exhortation that’s distinctly and uniquely MEG MAC. Recorded in Fort Worth, Texas at the Niles City Sound Studio with additional production at Electric Lady in New York.
Discussing the song, MEG MAC says, “I wrote ‘Low Blows’ on piano in my bedroom in Melbourne – The song is about wanting to stand up for myself – I don’t say much especially when I need to – it’s about being uncomfortable and all the things that go along with that – allowing people get the better of me”. ‘You’re coming round too late, I’ve taken off my face and you won’t like it, I haven’t seen anyone in days – Low Blows, man up, it’s all good, man up, cause I don’t say much when I don’t like it” (Low Blows).
Leading up to ‘Low Blows’, MEG MAC spent long periods in America writing and touring; performing at major festivals including Governor’s Ball, Hangout Fest and Field Trip Festival, tours with Clean Bandit and an inspirational North American ‘Black Messiah’ tour with D’Angelo as well as her own debut sold out shows in NYC and LA. Meg Mac will be returning to the States this Summer for Firefly Fest and a run of dates. Her self-titled EP garnered critical acclaim in the States, heralding praise from the likes of InStyle, Glamour, Refinery29, Rolling Stone, NYLON, NOISEY and more. Her track, “Roll Up Your Sleeves” was playlisted on stations across America, and featured in the US TV series ‘Girls’ and ‘Grace and Frankie’. The video that accompanies “Low Blows” was filmed at Niles City Sound studio in Fort Worth, Texas during the recording of her album. Casually filmed on iPhone’s by Meg and the other musicians it presents an insight into the recording process and general vibe of the studio. “I’d met the Niles City Sound guys when they were touring with Leon Bridges; Austin Jenkins, Josh Block and Chris Vivon produced and played on Leon’s album, which is one of the reasons I was drawn to recording with them. While I was working in LA I decided to fly to Fort Worth to check out their studio. On arrival I worked up a song live with them and decided that was it”. “We played ‘Low Blows’ live in the studio, together as a band for ages. We wanted to find the feeling, and the drive that would end up going through the whole song. I then went to Electric Lady in New York where John O’Mahony mixed it did some additional production”.