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Listen: Meg Mac - "Grandma's Hands"

09 September 2014, 20:51 | Written by Maya Hambro

​Aussie native Meg Mac has sashayed back onto the scene, following previous release “Roll Up Your Sleeves” with a bold new cover of Bill Withers’, “Grandma’s Hands”, the second glimpse into what we can expect from her forthcoming MegMac EP.

Unlike “Roll Up Your Sleeves”, “Grandma’s Hands” strips back the Motown-influenced production we’ve come to know Mac for, instead re-interpreting the original as a lesson in stripped back RnB – handclaps and synth stabs intercut with choral moans – to better allow the vocal to sit comfortably at the forefront of the song, soul drenched and delivered with blues that Withers would be proud of, suggesting she’s adopted a slightly different set of influences this time around.

Mac has already had a remarkable amount of success in her home country, something that, perhaps unfairly, does not yet appear to have spread to the UK. However she’s got both the vocal and songwriting prowess to stake a fierce claim to chart superstardom, which when matched with the calibre of these early releases suggests there’s no reason to think it shouldn’t be waiting around the corner.

Meg Mac’s debut EP MEGMAC is released on September 12th and can be pre-ordered here.

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