After You – Meg Myers

21 Feb

Of all of the singles I’ve posted here this year, I think After You has the most potential to break out. And I don’t just mean some kids in your school might like it. I mean, Adele at the Brits 2011/ Videogames pre-LDR backlash big. It’s rare that I am actually able to say that. Also rare: this density of hyperbole in a blog post. The last time it happened was with Somebody That I Used To Know (and there, all I did was predict a trend that had already kickstarted in Gotye’s native Australia.) This feels different. Gotye had released two prior albums and had a catalogue of side-projects. Hence, this post reaches you with mondo excitement. Meg Myers is going to be huge, and one listen to After You and you’ll feel exactly the same way. Apparently spring turns a boy’s heart to fancy, Myers’ voice is an equally apt counterpart. (If I haven’t provided enough incentive to jump the jump, here’s a video of a polar bear hugging a dog.)

After You presents itself as a female Strange & Beautiful in its love-cum-stalker attraction. Thus: ‘I’m writing letters in my head.’ Sometimes, I wander about like a love-sick Angel Clare so Myers hit me pretty hard. Hell, even if you burn Valentines Day cards on February 14th, you’ll feel something during these three minutes. That she carries a tune of such profundity, especially one so early in her career, is utterly outstanding. Listen, love:


4 Responses to “After You – Meg Myers”

  1. v March 11, 2012 at 4:26 am #

    she has a florence thing about her voice which is really lovely.

    • Henry Ellenthorpe March 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

      Hmm, I hadn’t really thought about that. To me, Meg’s voice is powerful in a very different way to Florence (not to dis either artist!) Either way, Meg’s pretty incredible. We did an interview with her which you can find under our Interview section which was pretty cool!


  1. Interview: Meg Myers « Can You Hear This - March 1, 2012

    […] with the fantastic singer-songwriter, Meg Myers. We featured her last week with her unforgettable After You (No really, it’s been on repeat in the car all week) but now we have interview with the up […]

  2. Daughter In The Choir – Meg Myers « Can You Hear This - March 9, 2012

    […] gives a taster to Meg’s talent. There’s some angsty Alanis (on Monster), stalker-love (After You) and the boundlessly zeitgeisty-Ur So Gay (Tennessee.) The final track seems to present Meg as the […]

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