Meg Myers, Motherfuckin’ Monster

Jonah Bromwich blinks plenty, thank you. Meg Myers doesn’t blink enough. It’s not as if she never blinks, but they come a little too rarely for someone who’s purporting to be a regular human...
By    January 24, 2012

Jonah Bromwich blinks plenty, thank you.

Meg Myers doesn’t blink enough. It’s not as if she never blinks, but they come a little too rarely for someone who’s purporting to be a regular human being. Between the fifteen seconds that the “Monster” video takes to ramp up and the fifteen it takes to wind down, Meg Myers gives off the impression that she’s too busy to waste time with something silly like lubricating her eyes.

The intensity that she conveys through a pretty simple song, the incredible tension lurking in wait for the chorus to hit — these are the things that are keeping Meg Myers from blinking. I don’t know exactly what the person who this song is addressed to did to Meg Myers, but it must have been terrible. Because she’s not just singing that she wants to kill that person (although she is doing that.) Her entire physiological being is conveying murderous intent, one that appears to be ripping her apart.
It’s kind of odd to see videos like this on youtube. Cat video, baby video, shit people say, a woman singing her heart out about killing someone. It doesn’t quite fit. But in this case, the message transcends the medium, as Meg Myers provides an arresting show of intensity, the kind of video that will jolt you out of your mid-afternoon stupor. But if she keeps grimacing like that, her face is going to be stuck that way.

Monster by Meg Myers

Poison by Meg Myers

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