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Australian singer-songwriter Meg Mac has made her return with her new single, Is It Worth Being Sad. The release serves as the first taste of new music from the musician since the release of her 2019 mini-album, Hope.

Mac's distinct bewitching vocals simmer above captivating production from The Donuts, bringing in darker tones and textures that juxtaposes previous releases from the singer. Building to an anthemic chorus that will have you belting out the songs hook, "is it worth being sad about". Mac dissects previous experiences and inner darkness whilst forging a new path that leaves behind previous worries and ushers in a new era for Mac.

"I had just run away to the country," Mac recalls. "I was running away from my troubles. I was living in peace and quiet finally and really thought I'd figured it all out, and it was all smooth sailing ahead. It was the start of sorting out my life. This song was like my first step—I didn't know it then, though." She continues, "I recorded myself singing the chords into the loop pedal. Once I had that going, I started humming over the top, trying to find a melody that I liked. As soon as I found the first line, I kept going with that mood."

The song arrives alongside an official visual, directed by Alissa Torvinen, which follows the singer as she travels down a stormy river.

Is It Worth Being Sad is out now!

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