Born as Janice Sue Meghan Myers in Nashville, TN (USA) on 6 October 1986), Meg Myers was raised by her father, a truck driver, and her mother, both formerly Jehovah's Witnesses. After her parents divorced, her mother married a comic book artist, who moved the family to Ohio. Her mother and stepfather ran a cleaning business. When she was 12, Myers and her siblings were taken out of school when the family moved, this time to Florida, where they remained throughout her teen years. During this period, Myers began singing, writing songs on keyboard, and teaching herself to play guitar.
She played in a band named Feeling Numb that she started with her brother. A few days shy of her 20th birthday, Myers made the decision to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. She lived in a studio apartment with her then-boyfriend, got a job waitressing at a coffee shop in Hollywood, and performed whenever she could secure a gig. Although the relationship with her boyfriend ended, Myers then met Rosen who signed her to his production company. The two began writing songs.
Her debut EP 'Daughter In The Choir' was released in March 2012. A second EP, 'Make a Shadow', followed two years later. Following the release of 'Make a Shadow', Myers began to draw attention at alternative radio.
The album 'Sorry', released in September 2015, reached number 79 in the US Billboard albums chart. The next album, 'Take Me to the Disco' (2018), was relatively less successful, peaking at number 182.
Her cover version of Running Up That Hill, released in 2019 as a non-album single, made an impression because of the music video, which 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.
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