Megan Moroney just dropped her brand new Pistol Made of Roses EP, and for me, it’s a no skip tracklist of six songs that are honest, real, and just downright sassy, which I’m always partial to.
She doesn’t hold anything back, and there’s one song in particular that’s a shining example of her brazen ability to be exactly who and what she wants, which is actually the very first song on the project, “I Love Me.”
Don’t be fooled by the title, because while I guess the idea sounds conceited on its face, there’s a lot more to it than that.
The chorus is my favorite part, where Megan encourages the listener to lean into the parts of who they are that make them unique, and if somebody doesn’t like, it’s not your problem to deal with:
“I love me so you don’t have to, Don’t believe nobody asked you, For your unwanted opinion, It’s my world and you’re just in it,
If I’m not your cup of tea, Go find you something you something else to drink, I’m not for everyone, so if I’m not for you, I love me so you don’t have to”
The line about not being everybody’s cup of tea, and really the concept of the whole song, reminded me a lot of Kacey Musgraves’ “Cup of Tea,” from her 2015 masterpiece Pageant Material.
“I Love Me” is just so unapologetic, and I can’t even really express in words how much I appreciate the fearless writing and message at the heart of this song.
It’s also super catchy and fun to sing along to, and I will definitely be adding it to my “getting ready” playlist and sending it to all of my friends… I mean, it’s cheesy, but as the old adage goes, if you don’t love yourself first, who else will?
I think we all need the reminder from time to time that it’s okay to be different and celebrate the parts about ourselves that make us unique, but you’d be hard-pressed to find one more fun than this:
Megan previously released the single “Hair Salon,” which I listened to non-stop for a solid two weeks:
Do yourself a favor and check out the whole EP, though… you’ll be glad you did.