Sydney songstress Meg Mac (McInerny) is one of a slew of new artists quickly setting me in the right direction. Raised on a diet of Motown and soul music, she's quickly developed a strong supporter base locally on the back of her single "Known Better" (available for free download on her SoundCloud).
Starting almost timidly, the track quickly turns into a stirring power-pop ballad. The simple accompaniment is all that's required given the strength of her vocals. Similar to the likes of Kimbra or Regina Spektor, it's hard to believe such a small girl can produce so much soul and sass.
Thanks Meg Mac, you're awesome. Girls rule.