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Meg Myers Ignites Her Fears on Swirling New Track, ‘Motel’

REDMOND, WA - AUGUST 15: Meg Myers performs on stage during Summer Camp hosted by 107.7 The End at Marymoor Park on August 15, 2015 in Redmond, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)

Meg Myers is just three days away from the September 18 release of her debut album, Sorry, and she’s teasing that launch with the premiere of her ambling, hushed new track, “Motel.” “Someone let me out / I can’t stop this pain / It only grows,” she snarls in clipped whispers as the gripping instrumentation behind her swells and crests.

“‘Motel’ was inspired mostly by being on the road and searching for beauty in ugly situations,” Myers told SPIN of the track. “This also applies to everyday life for me. Feeling alone, lost and hopeless at times, I needed to write something to pull myself up out of it all. I used to write a lot about really dark subjects only, and this song was a way for me to finally find joy amidst the pain. The Townes Van Zandt quote I used in this song really resonated for me because he put into words what I’ve never quite been able to, and he’s such a huge inspiration to me. God bless him.”