Morgan Kibby Introduces Sue Clayton
Sue Clayton, is the new project created by songwriter, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist Morgan Kibby, who has formerly released songs under the moniker White Sea. Sue’s debut album, Rookie, is set for release on May 5th, 2023. Today, she has shared two of the album tracks, “Runaway Bride” and “Extraordinary Life.” Kibby has written for, produced, or remixed the likes of The Weeknd, Lorde, M83 and more.
With nods to folk, country, and the singer songwriter tradition, along with a sprinkle of dark, orchestral pop flourish, Sue Clayton is at home in Austin, Laurel Canyon, Nashville and everywhere in-between. While her essence and style cannot be limited nor tamed, rest assured that her voice is one that demands to be heard and won’t soon be forgotten.
Each song on Rookie is a diary in motion. In “Extraordinary Life,” Sue whispers into her lover’s ear, “when you share my bed, you share my pain.” She bargains with God on “Runaway Bride.” On “Palm Springs Cemetery,” she exclaims, “I buy my own pink flowers now,” a cry of mournful independence as she steps into her future. On “Buttermilk Sky,” Sue confesses, “I didn’t know when I was happy, but I knew when I was not,” a tangled idea of womanhood sung against a cascading guitar. In a moment of reflection, she casts the beautiful mess aside, singing “I wish I’d realized now and then, I could be loud and still be loved.”
In 2015, Morgan wrote her first film score for Eva Husson’s Bang Gang, and subsequently was invited to attend the 2016 Sundance Composer Lab at Skywalker Ranch. She has gone on to score numerous projects for Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, AMC, the BBC, Disney, and the CW, as well as major feature films, which have premiered at international film festivals, including the official competition at Cannes.
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