Shares the video for ‘Journey Of Goodbye’, the final track to be taken from her 4-track EP of the same name.
Meggie Brown, who at the end of last year was named as one of The Guardian’s ‘Artists for 2020’, has today shared the video to Journey Of Goodbye, the last track to be taken from her 4–track EP of the same name which is due for a physical release on Nathan from Gossip’s Notown Sounds label later in the summer.
Talking about the track, which is accompanied by a visually stunning video directed by Tessa Von Erlach and Arthur Williams, Meggie said:
Journey Of Goodbye was the song we ended on when the EP got written last year. A very different time. I almost don’t connect with any of it now. However, it feels like a goodbye to a lot of things, in a lot of ways. Last year was a time of being quite silly in a bedroom not really caring what came of it as long as we were having some fun. Almost mindless in that way.
Journey of Goodbye felt different when it was written. Not that it wasn’t fun but it was emotional. My mate from Deep Tan’s psychic told me this isn’t the way for me and I now understand it’s something I’ve known in my gut and it got confirmed. So guess I’ll share more when it’s time.
Talking about the video, the directors said:
The original pitch for the music video was for Meggie to act as an individual, observing the chaos of the relationships around her, saying goodbye to the toxicity of it all, but as lockdown was put in place only a week after filming, the final edit developed into an absurd ode to a nostalgic past.As Meggie sings against a flicking backdrop of what was, from moments of tender, intolerable and even crass interactions, the video aptly waves farewell to those physical freedoms we previously would have casually roamed past.
Additionally, having last played a sold-out show at The Lexington in London in December, there are tentative plans for a live return later in the year. The current list of dates is as follows:
17.10.20 – Nunfest – LONDON
18.10.20 – Hit the North Festival – NEWCASTLE
Journey Of Goodbye is very much a full stop for Meggie, the last track of the EP, which also features I Said Salute Me, Boys Boys Boys, and Fast Coffee it marks the start of a new phase for Meggie. With an ever-developing band, Meggie Brown has continued to evolve during this time of uncertainty, using isolation as a time to write lots of new songs and try to look forward to the future, whatever it might hold. Journey of Goodbye can be seen as a farewell to the ideas of last year, closing that chapter of the band.
Having contributed a track to the Burger Records ‘Quarantine / Isolation ‘compilations, which came out on Bandcamp in April – https://burgerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/quarantunes-songs-from-self-isolation-4 – Meggie has most recently been working on home recordings which she’ll be releasing via Bandcamp over the coming months.
Meggie’s early singles, including 10/6 and D for Danny, were recorded with Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos at Edwyn Collins’ legendary studio in the Highlands. Shortly thereafter Meggie opened for Franz Ferdinand and has since supported Bodega as well as Gossip on treks across Europe. They’ve become favorites at festivals such as Future Sounds, Latitude, Standon Calling, Green Man, and have picked up plays on BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music where Iggy Pop recently raved about Salute Me.. A string of deranged warehouse parties hosted by the band has generated further infamy around London.