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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Music Reviews - Iain Shedden

If a poster per­son were needed for the idea that you can have a mu­sic ca­reer (up to a point) with­out re­leas­ing an al­bum it would surely be Syd­ney chanteuse Meg Mac. But that sit­u­a­tion is about to change. Four years since re­leas­ing her first sin­gle, Known Bet­ter, and al­most two since her break­through hit Never Be, the soul-pop singer’s al­bum debut, Low Blows, will be re­leased on July 14. Most of the al­bum was recorded in Fort Worth, Texas, with pro­duc­ers the Niles City Sound team (Austin Jenk­ins, Josh Block and Chris Viv­ion), who worked on the highly suc­cess­ful Leon Bridges al­bum Com­ing Home. Mac says she wanted to aim for a live sound, which means her vo­cals are not per­fect. “So, a lot of the vo­cal per­for­mances are live and unedited,” she says. “It is hard to leave mis­takes on a record but I think it was im­por­tant to do that.” One sus­pects they won’t be real stinkers. Civil Dusk. Bru­tal Dawn,

Meg Mac’s debut al­bum is out in July

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