You’re going to love singer/songwriter Megan Wyler’s voice if you haven’t heard her already. She has announced her first new album in eight years Upside Now, to be released July 9, 2021. Further down in this post you will see a link to “pre-save” the album, woot woot! Wyler has also shared the album’s title track “Upside Now” along with a video featuring dancer Indiana Woodward and directed by Goldmond Fong.
A California native, Wyler released her 2013 debut Through The Noise while living in London. The album was praised by the likes of Nowness, Songwriting Magazine, Indie Shuffle who described her sound as “incredibly moving and luscious,” and Clash Magazine who called her music “subtle, delicate and very beautiful.” Closely following that album’s release, Wyler had a young son with a number of demanding medical needs. “It was my honor and privilege to make him my priority,” says Wyler. “Being a mother is and always will be my first job ahead of anything else.” During this time, Wyler found herself in a bit of a creative “freeze-over” as she calls it. “It was like I could see songs, ready to be born, but I couldn’t access them somehow.” As things calmed down at home, however, her creative freeze began to thaw.
Now Wyler is returning in full force. Earlier this year Wyler shared Upside Now’s first single “The Calling”. The song was featured on a number of top Apple Music playlists including New Music Daily, New In Alternative, and Wax Eclectic.
My first thought of the song? What creepy ass movie is this track going to be in over the summer? You know it could be, it’s somber, it has that spooky vibe to it with the piano. It picks up around the 3:20 mark and I can imagine that being a pinnacle moment in a movie or tv scene when something dramatic comes to a head.
So then, I found out that the track has already been used as the opening title music of the new Amazon Original Series Tell Me Your Secrets. Yep, that sounds about right. By the way, this post isn’t about that series, but it’s worth checking out if you’re into shows that will trouble you.