Meg Mac, the emerging Australian singer with a powerful and soulful voice reminiscent of Amy Winehouse and Adele, released her latest single “Roll Up Your Sleeves.” Displaying the unique blend of pop, soul, and sass that has quickly made Meg a favorite of critics and fans alike, this infectious track will no doubt see that her star continues to rise.
While growing up in Sydney Meg listened to the sweet pop soul from Detroit and the grittier southern soul coming out of Memphis. From these influences she has crafted an edgy, soulful sound that balances elements of sleek pop, gritty rock and R&B. “Roll Up Your Sleeves” is a cheerful, uplifting track with a message that “everything is gonna be alright.” It is the perfect summer song. From a simple start of soulful piano, the track works up to a hand-clapping, hook-filled tune you will inevitably be singing along to; it really can’t be helped. And the clean, uncomplicated production on the track allows ample space for Meg’s voice to fill. And fill it she does. The track is a perfect showcase for her incredible vocal power.
Meg recently appeared on a session of Triple J’s “Like A Version” and performed a stunning cover of “Bridges” by the New Zealand duo, BROODS. Posted less than three weeks ago, the video from the show has already garnered over 77,000 views. I am not ashamed to admit that I have watched the goose bump inducing video many, many times. It is just that good.
“Roll Up Your Sleeves” is the follow up to Meg’s two previous hit singles off her upcoming debut EP, MEGMAC: “Known Better” and “Every Lie.” After the release of just a few tracks Meg Mac has clearly demonstrated that she is in possession of a powerful voice and she damn-well knows how to use it.