Megan and Liz are back! We’ve featured these two before and are thrilled to be hearing new music from them. “Habit,” released on July 31st, launches their new “older” sound as they’ve grown as artists and as young women. They’re 24, dealing with more mature feelings and experiences, so it’s only natural that they exemplify that through their music.Landing a spot on the Hot Tracks of Country on iTunes, “Habit”’ addresses a relationship head on proclaiming, “when you love someone, you act like you know how good you have it.” The song outright explains that a relationship is more than just something you turn on and off when you’re in the mood. It’s an empowering track, where the girls take control of the situation say, ‘Hey, this isn’t how it works. Either you’re all in, or I’m out,” and it’s classic Megan and Liz! They’ve never been ones to shy away from the truth or set things straight as we saw with their hit, “Bad for Me,” and that mindset continues with this new track.
An interview with “Hyper Caroline Hobby” gives us insight on their new sound. “A relationship when you’re 18 is not the same as when you’re 24,” Liz says describing how where they are in life affects the direction of their new music. Although the fairytale ideal is still present, Megan and Liz dig deeper as they themselves experience long-lasting, serious relationships and deal with being young women in today’s world. This new wave of Megan and Liz exemplifies this transition conceptually. “Habit” doesn’t stray far from the romantic, sassy, honest writing of the past but what has changed is the idea behind the song. Megan adds that “When [they] were 18 [they] would have never even thought of the concept of ‘Habit.’” The essence of Megan and Liz has evolved but certainly hasn’t changed.
Since their days uploading covers on Youtube, Megan and Liz continue to up their game. They are not only artists but a brand. Having not entered the music scene via the traditional route, Megan and Liz own every part of their career. They’re musicians, hosts of the country lifestyle channel My Country Nation, social media influencers, and they have an ongoing partnership with Macy’s that’s opened up doors for them (i.e. a clothing line which dropped July 22nd and will be available until the end of September). Megan and Liz have become more than cover artists on YouTube; they are business women who know what they want, stick to what works for them, and keep getting better and better.
The tone of the song itself is evident through both the rhythm and lyrics. With a “tell it like it is” approach, we get an upbeat tune with an honest attitude. It’s a smooth sound that will make you turn the volume up and roll those windows down as you cruise along the highway. It’s a great track for any fan of country pop. “Habit” is just the start of this new era for these two. New music is on the horizon, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for Megan and Liz.