Meg Mac eases post-Splendour pain, breaks hearts with new single ‘Never Be’

You done goofed royally if you missed out on the sensationally talented Meg Mac at Splendour In The Grass just gone.

Girl doesn’t even have a full album to her name and yet she’s already won the Triple J Unearthed Artist of the Year award for 2014, been nominated for Rolling Stone Australia’s Best New Talent award and toured the USA under the wing of no less than goddamn D’Angelo.

Her aforementioned Splendour set was attended by a muddy throng of several thousand awestruck festival folks and was a personal, goosebump-inducing highlight. If you missed it you also missed her unveil a brand new track by the name of Never Be. Thankfully, Meg wasn’t mucking around at all, and dropped that bad boy today for us all to enjoy. Check it:

Ah man, I haven’t heard a song of hers yet that didn’t have me in absolute awe at the power and range of her voice, and this is no exception. Talent apparently runs in that Mac family, you can hear younger sister Hannah, who joined her onstage at Splendour, killing backup vocals.

Produced by M-Phases, the cut of this track is dark and smoky with tinges of both soul and gospel and is an utter pearler. It builds across several peaks and valleys before ending with a fantastically good crescendo, Meg absolutely belting every note into the stands along the way.

Touring later in the year with heavyweights Mumford and Sons as well as a national headline tour of her own and (hopefully? maybe? please???) a debut album sometime soon, there’s no telling just how high into the stratosphere this lovely lady is going to be come the end of the year.

(High. The answer is very high)

Meg Mac’s ‘Never Be’ tour dates are as follows:

Fri, Sep 4th: Odd Fellow, Fremantle

Sat, Sep 5th: Capitol, Perth

Fri, Sep 11th: Metro, Sydney

Sat, Sep 24th: Uni Bar, Adelaide

Sat, Sep 26th: Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Sun, Sep 27th: Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Tue, Sep 29th: Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Fri, Oct 2nd: Max Watt’s, Brisbane