“I wanted to just start again and do everything without compromise,” said Meg Mac of the game-changing personal switch-up that led to Matter of Time, the Sydney-born singer’s third album. The long player came into being across 2020 and 2021 and is a document of an artistic redemption of sorts, fleshed out by her most fully realised sonic and visual palette yet. From the lead single Is It Worth Being Sad, the first track written from the remote village as lockdown hit, to re-imagined gems from the ‘unreleased’ album Something In The Water and Don’t You Cry, to selectively seeking song writing collaborators PJ Harding (Noah Cyrus) for Don’t You Cry and Head on the Pillow and Jesse Shatkin (Sia) to bring additional magic to the likes of Understand – Meg took time to realise her newly found control and purpose. All these pieces fit together to answer a puzzle that Meg has been trying to solve for years – of how to truly be satisfied and to make a record that flourishes without compromise. On 29 November 2022, Mac released a five-track live EP titled Live at Golden Retriever.