“Meg” by Hovvdy

"Meg" by Hovvdy is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day'.

“Meg” is the new single off Austin, Texas band Hovvdy’s debut album Taster, due out April 15th. The track follows the lead single “Problem”, which was released 3 weeks ago. “Meg” is about sharing time and space with someone but not really knowing what they have going on in their past, future, and particularly the present. A chance meeting with a stranger. “Meg” is a fictional representation of singer Will Taylor’s sister. The track was recorded in one day last Winter in Hovvdy’s living room/recording space.

Charlie and Will’s debut album was self-recorded in several houses across the state of Texas at the end of 2015. They attempt to harness an intimacy and atmosphere in their music. Mixing the experimental tenderness of Porches and Judee Sill with the more classic alt-pop feel of bands like Weezer.

Hovvdy came on unexpectedly. In the midst of all the noise there was a slow rumbling, a cool beat. Will Taylor and Charlie Martin began collaborating soon after they were introduced to each other at the end of 2014. As warm nights turned cold, their very first writing sessions were spent capturing rough sketches as iPhone memos, huddled together in the endless mid-afternoon daze. In these formative stages it was Will and Charlie’s background as drummers that established Hovvdy’s sound as a rhythmic platform which a melody could swim out of.

Taking a step back from rougher recordings, Hovvdy borrowed and rented any equipment they could to cultivate their sound. Emerging slowly and thoughtfully, Hovvdy self-recorded their debut album Taster in numerous homes and spaces across Texas. The result was a more direct record, where melancholia grabs your attention in a less conventional way. Moving away from straightforward composition and guitar rock, Hovvdy challenged themselves to carve out a space where their music can experiment with traditional tenderness. Refocusing the lens of adulthood, Taster channels the harshness and the softness of their experiences and expresses it through contemporary alt-rock and outsider pop.

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