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Megan O’Neill – “Head Under Water”

I admit, I’m always a sucker for a piano ballad. Singer-songwriter Megan O’Neill firmly arrests with “Head Under Water,” a soul-dissolving performance in which she carves her heart right out of her chest. “Try and find a middle ground,” she begs.

Strings quietly and quickly come to her rescue, scratching as faint cries in the background. “I wish the ground would open up / Swallow me whole, take my soul,” she continues, stretching out the last of her will. She ultimately finds a temporary solace within such confessions, and as she later sings, “at least I’m here,” just simply being is often enough.

Listen to “Head Under Water” below.

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