Megan Davies Tackles Social Media Addiction In Fiery Single 'Gimme': Exclusive

Acacia Evans
Megan Davies

Megan Davies is trapped in a toxic relationship with social media in her latest single “Gimme,” premiering on Billboard today (Nov.8).

“Gimme” is Davies’ musing on the ways we use “likes and comments” on social media as a way to validate ourselves and disguise the imperfections in our lives. Davies compares the gratifying feeling of “likes” on a seemingly flawless photo to an addiction, singing, “I’ve been sucking in my stomach/ It’s a drug I use in public.”

The song’s insightful subject matter contrasts with a strikingly upbeat pop rhythm and a funky bass hook. Davies’ strong vocals carry the song, giving “Gimme” its more serious edge, while brilliantly underscoring its own message, demonstrating the ways we mask our issues under a guise of happiness and perceived perfection -- or in this case, a catchy tune.

For Davies, the message of “Gimme” cuts deep. “The whole time we were working on it, I had this Black Mirror episode, ‘Nosedive,’ in my head,” she tells Billboard. “It creeped me out because I saw so much of myself in it. We live in a world where self-worth is dictated by what we see and do online. It’s supposed to connect us, but even as my numbers have grown higher I’ve found myself feeling even more detached.”

Hailing from Nashville, TN, Davies was first recognized for the acoustic covers and mashups on her YouTube channel, earning her a dedicated fan following. Her debut EP of original music, Bad Poetry, was released in July of 2017. “Gimme” is Davies’ latest original release, joining her recent singles “Doesn’t Matter” and “Moonlight.”

Listen to “Gimme” below, and see Davies' upcoming tour dates in the U.S. and Europe, for which you can find tickets here

Megan Davies Tour Dates

U.S.

January 31 – Charlotte, NC – Evening Muse

February 1 – Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic

February 2 – Augusta, SC – The Men’s Refinery

February 6 – Washington, DC – Jammin’ Java

February 8 – Boston, MA – City Winery

February 9 – New York, NY – City Vineyard

 

Europe

February 24 – Manchester, England – Deaf Institute

February 25 – Glasgow, Scotland – King Tuts

February 27 – Birmingham, England – Institute 3

February 28 – Cardiff, Wales – Club I For Bach

March 1 – London, England – Bush Hall

March 3 – Hamburg, Germany – KuKunn

March 4 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg

March 5 – Cologne, Germany – Blue Shell

March 6 –Berlin, Germany – Musik & Frieden

March 7 – Warsaw, Poland – Poglos

March 9 – Vienna, Austria – B72

March 10 – Munich, Germany – Strom​


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