Erin Birgy AKA: Mega Bog, has shared a new video for “Truth In The Wild,” the latest single off her new album Dolphine. The video was directed by Vanessa Haddad, who says it “melds inspiration from early Top of the Pops-style live-music performances and the science-fiction worlds of Ursula K. Leguin, especially her story ‘Diary of a Rose.’ In the story, a ‘psychoscopist’ uses new technology to view the projected subconscious imagery of her patient. Birgy, shared her multiple inspirations for “Truth In The Wild,” including the artist Ian Cheng, observations from Assateague Island, David Bowie, and “the milk of my own perspective on these things.” She says, “I value this song more than maybe any other piece of music I’ve completed.”
The title of Mega Bog’s newest album Dolphine-her fifth, and first for Paradise of Bachelors-is inspired by a myth that suggests that, as humankind evolved from sea creatures, some individuals chose not to leave the water and walk the earth, but rather to stay in the ocean and explore the darkness as dolphins. (The extra “e” was added to take the word out of the everyday, translating it into a potential futuristic dialect.) Dolphine is an album for the swimming human shadow obscured by waves. The songwriting was inspired by Erin’s own swim through a myriad of overwhelming emotions, including the ongoing mourning following the death of her childhood horse companion Rose, her navigation of the feelings and physicality of two abortions, and the hapless and shattering social, political, and environmental turmoil on the planet known as Earth.
Mega Bog is the fluid musical moniker of songwriter Erin Elizabeth Birgy, a Pacific Northwestern rodeo child with an unmistakable laugh, who was allegedly cursed upon conception. She has spent the last ten years channeling, capturing, and releasing her unique bouquet of fragrant, sci-fi pop experiments with a handful of bicoastal collaborators. Mega Bog has visited a significant portion of the Western world, frequently looping the USA and Europe to sing in tiny art spaces and haunted historical theaters alike. The live concerts are known for their emotional unpredictability. Onstage, Erin’s current mood is amplified, for better or for worse; she is an honest and unflinching performer