Following her breakout Broods cover on Triple J Like A Version, Melbourne’s Meg Mac presents her all new single “Roll Up Your Sleeves” – simultaneously premiered in the USA via HypeMachine’s most-followed blog Earmilk and in the UK via tastemaking website The Line Of Best Fit.
“It is more awkward to do the right thing,” says Meg, of the themes which underpin the song. “I feel like most people (like me) tend to avoid situations because it is way easier to pretend you don’t give a shit. And that is where the song started for me.”
“I kind of wrote Roll Up Yourselves from myself to myself. I do really think that everything is gonna be alright. I’m one of those people who hide away when I am sad so I had to sing it to myself so I remembered.”
A dark soul ballad enriched by a warm, breathy refrain, the piano-led single stands in radiant contrast to the grit of powerhouse stomper, “Every Lie”; the 2013 track which she performed last week as part of Meg’s acclaimed Like A Version set:
At just 23 years of age, Meg Mac’s introduction to music came via her father’s soul records and Irish folk ballads sung by her mother. Combined with her innate love of pop – the big voices, the theatrics and drama – she channelled her passions into hundreds of recorded phone memos, which then evolved into songs on her piano and were later fleshed out with electronic elements.