In this new interview, Meg Myers goes in-depth on her new album, ‘TZIA’, and its creative inspirations. Here, Meg looks at her personal development through writing, and so much more…
Hi Meg, thanks for sitting down to respond to these for me, I appreciate it!
For sure, thanks for inviting me into your world to talk about mine.
How are you today, what are you up to right now?
I’m doing well, I’m sitting here with my two cats, Lucid and Freddie. They are my best friends and have really opened me up to greater compassion for all of life.
The visual element of your work is so striking, and has changed a lot over the years – how much care and attention goes in to that visual aspect for you, on a day-to-day basis?
There used to be a graffiti sign by my house that said “you are your art” and it always reminded me that I’m not separate from my creations. It’s all one thing, and so the more I express myself in all these areas of my life creatively and authentically, and share that with others, the more purposeful my life feels.
Most of my visual ideas start with visions when I’m meditating, basking in nature, or sleeping. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve woken up at 3am to write down a bunch of notes for some new idea coming through that wants to be birthed through me. That’s usually where the beginning of the inspiration is sparked. From that point I choose people to work with that I feel are on the same wave length (usually my dreams tell me who those people are) and that I feel I can really be myself with (down to earth and out of this world with) and we unravel it all and explore the spontaneous until we discover things that we love. So to answer your question pretty much always.
You mentioned in the press that writing ‘ME’ was quite affirming for you, is that theme of affirmation and self-confidence one that runs through ’TZIA’ as a whole?
Yes absolutely it is.. I found over the four-year writing and recording process that there were so many different aspects of me that needed to be felt, heard and expressed. A lot of repressed emotions and insecurities came to the surface and I created a really safe space for them to be experienced and then alchemized through turning them into art. Through acknowledging darkness and the hidden pain I had been running from for so long, I was really able to transmute that into self awareness and victory and really rise up and overcome a lot of my fears.
You mention a four-year-long process of rebirth, which must have been a challenge, to say the least – what have you learned about yourself, over this time and on a wider level, what would your message be to the person you were four years ago?
I’ve learned that everything I’ve been through in my life has happened for me and not to me. To crack my heart open to deeper levels of awareness about myself and the world and the universe. That everything I’ve gone and go through is simply there to help me evolve. It’s not always easy, and it’s not always going to be easy, but the payoff leads to wisdom, strength, compassion, forgiveness, inner peace and liberation.
Do you think much about your legacy, as a musician and/or artist, and if so, what do you want it to be?
I see art as medicine, and so I hope my medicine reaches all the people who need it. There’s a lot of art I’ve come across in my lifetime that if I had not heard it, I don’t know that I would still be alive today. So, yea, I hope all the healing frequencies that went into the creating of my music helps open peoples minds to other possibilities beyond what we’ve been conditioned to believe and that my messages help them to be nicer to themselves and others.
How do you define success as an artist now, and how has that definition changed since you released ‘Sorry’?
I see success as something that is always here and available to all of us. Failure is a re-direction to help us get back on the path of integrity and alignment. It’s a messenger and an inevitable part of the human journey.
My perspective on success since ‘Sorry’ has shifted because I used to see success as something outside of me that comes in the future, and something that would satisfy me once it arrived. But now i understand that the future is not here, that there is only right now, and only right now I have a choice to either beat myself up and criticize myself for where I am at or not at, and try and rush to somewhere that doesn’t even exist, or to love and accept myself fully and embrace myself fully in the here and now, and I believe that THIS is the place from where true success is born. Not in the mind, but in the present moment in the heart space. That’s the creative space where the creator/god/universe can create masterpieces through us.
Is there anything you’d like to add as a message for your UK supporters?
Yes! I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to tour over there, and I plan on making my way there shortly!
This is where we check that I’ve done my job well enough, is there anything that you think I might have missed that you’d like to add here?
You’ve done an amazing job, I really loved connecting with you:)
Thanks so much for making the time to answer these questions for me, have an awesome day!
Peace and blessings