Los Angeles-via-Tennessee singer/songwriter Meg Myers juggles the pretty and the ugly perfectly, as you can tell by listening to her new single, “Desire.” It opens with a menacing drift then bursts with melodic fireworks. The piano soars, yet the bass-lines creep. It’s a pop song about fucking, but one where Myers is direct enough to actually sing, “I want to fuck you.” Add in lines about skinning, killing, and being thrown to hounds, sung in Myer’s fierce-then-vulnerable voice, and you have something that is as sweet as it is unsettling. Steve Stevens (best known for his work with Billy Idol) provides the guitar solo. Listen below.
“Desire” is available tomorrow, and it comes from an EP out in January on Atlantic. Myers is also opening for the Pixies on a few dates this month:
09/09 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
09/12 Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre
09/19 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
For more info check out meginthedark.com.