Janice Meghan Myers (born October 6, 1986), known professionally as Meg Myers, is an American alternative something musician. Born in Tennessee but based in Los Angeles, she plays bass, sings and fronts a band that creates songs that are metal-influenced pop rock tracks that have a heavy undercurrent of lyrical darkness. Speaking of herself "I came from this grunge, punk-rock background, but I always wanted to write catchy pop songs" she's been called a mix of Nirvana and Fiona Apple. She's had a couple of singles that did okay on the alternative charts.
- Daughter in the Choir (EP) (2012)
- Make A Shadow (EP) (2014)
- Sorry (2015)
- Take Me to the Disco (2018)
Tropes of Desire
- Anti-Love Song: Pretty much 90% of her discography is this. "Parade" sounds sweet as syrup but paints a really twisted relationship.
- Bare Your Midriff: Well, when you have abs like her, you might as well. This is best shown in the music video for "Lemon Eyes".
- Break Up Song: "Sorry."Sorry that I lost our love, without a reason why
Sorry that I lost our love, it really hurts sometimes
- Broken Bird: Every second song.
- "I Really Want You To Hate Me".I really want you to find
That I am bitter and angry
That I'm no mother of a child
There's no love for the wicked
There's no love to survive
- "Feather" actually mentions broken wings.
- "I Really Want You To Hate Me".
- Careful with That Axe: Meg is so small she needs a special, cut-down bass to play, and her screams are probably the main reason she gets called metal-influenced. At the end of "Heart Heart Head", she breaks into sudden tortured screaming.
- Concept Video: "Sorry". A bitter Break Up Song is accompanied by the video of her smashing everything in a house where she used to live with a club.
- Cover Version: She covered Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill."
- Cute But Psycho: Her musical persona consists of a really sweet, girl-next-door looking lady singing about obsession and despair and otherwise unsettling behavior.
- Dance of Despair: "Take Me to the Disco" is a BSoD Song that says, "Now I'm dancing on my own."
- Despair Event Horizon: "Motel".And I can't stop this pain, it only grows
Tell me why I always feel alone
And I can't fight this feeling anymore
- Executive Meddling: "Numb" is a song explicitly about studio interference in her career. "If you force it, it won't come."
- Genre-Busting: While not the most extreme example, her exact genre is hard to pin down, it can be tonally very extreme, but with very light choruses and then a traditional rawk-ish guitar solo. And she goes straight up electronic on "A Bolt From The Blue".
- Green-Eyed Monster:
- "Lemon Eyes" is her comforting her lover that there's no need to be jealous.
- "Jealous Sea":And I don't think I can stop the jealousy
When it comes, it comes like waves and I can't breathe
And I don't think I can stop the jealousy
When it runs, it burns like lightning through my teeth
- Hell Is That Noise: The buzzing insects and flapping wings at the beginning of "Heart Heart Head".
- Immediate Self-Contradiction: "Parade" repeats, "Cause I really love you baby / But I'll never love you, baby."
- Intercourse with You: "Desire", as the title suggests, is about wanting to have sex, crossed heavily with Obsession Song.Baby, I wanna fuck you
I wanna feel you in my bones
- Last Note Nightmare: All of "Heart Heart Head" is pretty creepy, but the tortured screaming at the end takes it up another notch.
- Leave Me Alone!: Repeated several times in "Go".
- Love Is Like Religion: "Funeral" is a twisted love song that says, "You came in like a God from above" and "Let me wear your halo on a Sunday."
- Lyrical Dissonance:
- "Lemon Eyes" is one of the harder Meg tracks, but it's one of the more happy and idealistic songs, as she's trying to tell her lover that there's no need to be jealous.
- "Motel" sounds mild for a song about crossing the Despair Event Horizon.
- Obsession Song:
- "Heart Heart Head", of the passive variety.I'd die for just one kiss
- "Desire" is aggressive and very physical.Yeah I gotta hurt you, I gotta hear it from your mouth
Boy, I wanna taste you, I wanna skin you with my tongue
I'm gonna kill you
I'm gonna lay you in the ground
- "Heart Heart Head", of the passive variety.
- Self-Backing Vocalist: In some songs, such as "Make a Shadow," "Done," and "Little Black Death," she harmonizes with herself.
- Silly Love Songs: "A Bolt From The Blue" is a straight-up love-song, no cynicism, no darkness, just a song about falling in love with someone.
- Three Minutes of Writhing: While it's more like moshing than writing, "Go"'s music video involves Meg cavorting around in a deserted room.