Making A Deal With God; Meg Myers talks about 10 beloved post-punk and goth songs

Meg Myers recently shared her stunning video of her empowering cover of Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill.’ The video features hand colored compositions from 2,130 children from around the country, including many at the ‘Heart of Los Angeles’ (HOLA) school – a non-profit that gives underserved kids an equal chance to succeed through a comprehensive array of after-school academic, arts, athletics and wellness programs.

As part of her partnership with HOLA, Meg and the producer of the video, Jo Roy, taught animation classes to elementary school students. The frames they made during the classes were then composited together, and used in the video.  The result is an ethereal and highly captivating animated journey. With every frame being radically unique, the only constant is the certainty of change.

‘Running Up That Hill’ comes from a longer length project she is working on currently, slated to be released later this year.

On the occasion of this video release we asked Myers to tell us about 10 other post-punk or goth songs that she loves. This is what she said:

1. Siouxsie and The Banshess, “Cities In Dust”

This song and her voice are so badass, going from full voice to crack falsetto, always been an inspiration this one; everything about it.

2. Joy Division, “Disorder”

I love how simple, so connected to god through the FEELING [this is].

3. Fugazi, “I’m So Tired”

A classic for me. Heard this for the first time about 10 years ago.

4. Echo & The Bunnymen, “The Killing Moon.

So fucking rip my heart out timeless.

5. The Cure, “A Forest”

Lay on floor sacral chakra open visions epiphanies swoosh.

6. Tears For Fears, “Mad World”

TRUTH.

7. Patti Smith, “Dancing Barefoot.”

Vulnerability. Empowerment.

8. Cocteau Twins, “Cherry-coloured Funk”

Release the pain.

9. Depeche Mode, “Enjoy The Silence”

Let go, thoughtlessness, open heart, passion, dance.

10. Sisters of Mercy, “Walk Away”

FREEDOM.

See Myers on tour here:

July 12 / Syracuse, NY / 95X Big X Cuse
July 14 / Buffalo, NY / Buffalo Riverworks

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