Kimbra- Plain Gold Ring
Meg Myers- After You
ZZ Ward- Morphine
La Sera- Break My Heart
Lissy Trullie- It’s Only You, Isn’t It
Sleigh Bells- Crush
I randomly stumbled across Meg Myers via Hype Machine. The first song I heard was “Monster” which because I was in the midst of a break up really stood out to me. It’s an incredible song. Raw, full of emotion. Amazing. Then I downloaded the rest of the EP and the entire thing is fantastic. Check out her website to download it yourself and while you’re at it, check out her tumblr because there is all kinds of pictures on there.
You’ve been working with Doctor Rosen Rosen a lot lately. How has this influenced your writing?
Whelp, we’ve been working together for about a year and a half now. All the songs from the EP were a collaboration between the two of us and I love working with him. He’s been a huge influence on my writing for the better. First off, I’ve been writing songs since I was a little girl but I’m terrible about finishing stuff. He’s really helped push me to actually finish songs. second, sometimes I have a really hard time putting in words what I am feeling and he’s been amazing at simplifying and helping with my lyrical expression. 3rd, I’ve just never clicked with anyone so much musically. i love how we come from such different backgrounds musically but how well our ideas mix together and how open we both are to trying new things.
What artists have influenced you?
A plethora of artists. my god. My early days consisted of a lot of Police and Sting, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Dire Straights, CCR, U2, Dishwalla, Neil Young, James Taylor, Joan Osborne, Enya, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, the beatles, Tracy Chapman, Tom Petty, Mariah Carey, TLC, Jewel, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton etc, and as I went into my teens I listened to The goo goo dolls, Hendrix, Nirvana, Vast, Alice in Chains, NIN, Outkast, Tool, Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, Morphine, Pearl Jam, Mew, Slipknot, Radiohead, REM, Soundgarden, Chili Peppers and then into my 20’s, Michael Jackson, Al Green, The Cure, Oingo Boingo, Depeche Mode, Prince, Tupac, Elliot Smith, Alicia Keys, Roy Orbison, Pinback, Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Nina Simone, Joy Division, The dead Kennedys, Beck, Arcade Fire, beach house, bon iver, Diana ross, Kurt Vile, jon brion, Jeff Buckley, coldplay, the knife.. Currently: Ludovico Einaudi, Zoe Keating, Philip Wesley, Perfume Genius, Other Lives, Townes Van Zandt.
I think that Monster is an amazing song and that the video is perfect. However, a lot of the comments about Monster seem to talk about your nipples. Does that bother you? (bc it bothers me).
Thank you. Meh, I guess it does a little yea, but what are you gonna do? Nothin. I’ll just have to suck it up:) It wasn’t really something any of us thought that deeply about when we were shooting. I just didn’t wear a bra because the song is intimate and raw and it happened to be that where we shot that night was 40 degrees and my hair got damp.
Why did you decide to give “Daughter in the Choir” away for free?
Because it’s a free country.
If you could collaborate with one artist, living or dead, who would it be?
Heartless Bastards- Parted Ways
Clare and the Reasons- The Lake
Smoosh- The World’s Not Bad
Meg Myers- Monster
Meiko- Between the Sheets
Phantogram- Don’t Move
Now, Now- Thread
What is Rubyfruit Radio?
Rubyfruit Radio is a podcast devoted to playing the best in female artists and female fronted bands.