“I flew in from Hawai’i for this show.” While not everyone in the crowd at Meg Myers’ show at the El Rey Theatre may have flown over an ocean to see her, it was clear that everyone had been anticipating the show since they bought their tickets. Myers is touring to support her third studio album, Take Me To The Disco. There’s something theatrical about the way that she performs on stage, as her fans know her songs are full of emotion. Myers is able to go to whatever place she needs for each song, but it was clear she was doing just that by the moments between songs where she let her true emotions of the night show to her audience as she interacted with them. Watching the Nashville born singer go from expressing how grateful and happy she was to be performing in her now hometown of Los Angeles to then the bitter emotions she must have had writing a song like Monster resembled watching an actress go into character for a scene.
The show was full of songs from both her new album but some older crowd favorites from her first album and her first EP. Myers rotated between her bass and guitar for some songs, but for most she kept her hands free, allowing for her to be completely enveloped by the music, dancing along to her own music. After doing the entire show going full out with this dancing and Myers throwing her full emotions into each and every song, she encored with two slower songs, sitting on a barstool in the center of the stage while playing her guitars before concluding with the first single off her new record ‘Numb’.