Unwrapped: Meg Smith – You Make Bad Things Not Suck <3

We had a chat with pop singer-songwriter Meg Smith about her fun new single ‘You Make Bad Things Not Suck’

Thanks to her cutting edge indie pop sound and affable, witty writing style, Meg Smith has singled herself out as a distinctive artist who’s catchy melodies and innate charm have built her an ardent following over the last few years.

The latest release from the artist is the impossibly infectious ‘You Make Bad Things Not Suck <3’, a track that is flooded with insatiable, love-stricken charm, accentuated by one of the catchiest choruses of 2022. There is a real dynamic edge given to the track by offsetting the artist’s pristine vocals with distorted guitars, providing an exciting, sharp edge. Top this off with some anthemic gang vocals and the artist’s fun sense of personality and guile, and you have a cocktail for one of our favourite releases in recent memory. We had a chat with Meg Smith about the track and found out some more about how it came to life.

We love your new single ‘You Make Bad Things Not Suck <3’, what more can you tell us about it?

I wrote this song in LA right after I’d met someone who I developed a massive crush on. LA is my hometown and there are things I love about the city, and hate about the city. But being with this person immediately made me see LA through rose colored glasses. It didn’t matter if I was stuck in traffic, or if there was a heat wave; I was happy as long as I was with them.

What was the process like putting the track together?

It was a super organic process. My cowriter Eden Neville came up with the guitar hook instantaneously and we went from there. We wrote the entire song on guitar with my other co writer Will Dailey. Then Will put together a demo track and most of the production stayed the same from that day.

The track showcases more of your very witty and conversational and open writing style, where do you think that that comes from?

I think this song wrote itself. We didn’t spend a lot of time stuck on a single word or lyric. The song is a conversation with my crush, so I wrote it as if I was just talking to them.

You’ve described the track about being as much of a love letter to LA as it is to a person, what made you want to do that?

I’ve lived in New York for the past 5 years and I’m obsessed with this city. I’ve also definitely focused on the negatives of LA since I moved away. But it’s the city I grew up in, and it’s a city I love. I write a lot about New York, I thought it was time to write about another city I love.

What else should we expect from you in the future?

A ton of new music! I have an EP coming very soon