Morgan Harper-Jones Shares “Joshua”

Morgan Harper-Jones today releases "Joshua"
Morgan Harper-Jones today releases "Joshua"

Morgan Harper-Jones today releases “Joshua”, the track is the follow-up to the singer/songwriter’s previous single “Boombox” and it is off her debut album Up To The Glass, which is due to out on February 23 via Play It Again Sam.

“I love psychology a lot, trying to understand humans – including myself!” Morgan explains. “There’s often been a certain melody or lyric that comes out while I’m writing which can set me off really ugly crying. And then when I’ve played those songs at gigs so many times, I’ve had people say ‘Oh that one line really got me’ and I’m always like ‘what the hell?!’. You could never have known that one line really got me too. I feel like writing songs is like bottling little moments.”

Morgan Harper-Jones’ music is featured in Netflix’s recent international #1 smash “Love At First Sight”, in the process catapulting Morgan into Shazam’s global Top 10 as well as seeing exponential growth across streaming and socials. Morgan is also becoming a live word of mouth sensation, selling out her two recent headline shows in both London and Manchester.

Up To The Glass is a delicate exploration of finding yourself in your twenties against a backdrop of love, self-acceptance and loss. Documenting those universally defining moments of young adulthood through the prism of Morgan’s own perspective, it explores deeply personal themes such as the passing of her grandparents, anxiously over-thinking every minor mistake, and yearning for a love that’s destined to remain unrequited. Morgan eventually found solace to those struggles through both therapy and the cathartic release of expressing herself through song. She’s an old soul with a significant appeal to her generation, her confessional dream-pop evoking influences which range from Maggie Rogers and Harry Styles, to Aldous Harding and St. Vincent, and back to Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon.

Morgan says, “The full spectrum of human emotion is here, and I hope listeners will recognize themselves and find comfort in these songs in some way. I feel like I’ve finally accepted that it’s okay to feel however I want to feel without apologising for that, as long as I try my best and don’t behave like an arsehole I’m all good, and this album is a record of getting to this place.”

Morgan was raised by her grandparents, an upbringing which surely explains her possessing a maturity beyond her years. Raised to a soundtrack of their favorites proved the spark that ignited her own musical passions, eventually leading her to study songwriting at BIMM in Manchester before releasing two EPs, Breathe and While You Lay Sound Asleep. In the back of her mind, however, was the nagging feeling that she could’ve done something that more acutely captured who she was. That emotional minefield was complicated further by the death of her grandparents before therapy and a subsequently liberated approach to writing inspired this project

Pre-order Up To The Glass HERE


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