SXSW Spotlight: morgxn Gets Us In Touch With Our Feelings

With personal yet relatable lyrics draped over hypnotic beats, LA-based musician morgxn has stayed busy cultivating a passionate fanbase. He’s earned more than 5.5 million streams on Spotify, and that’s all before he’s released his debut EP.

The oscillating rhythm and textured production of ‘love you with the lights on” was our first introduction to morgxn. In an interview with Popdust, morgxn shared, “The first thing that came out of my mouth was ‘you only love me with the lights off,’ and that felt like a weighed down experience. When I switched the words and it became ‘I wanna love you with the lights on,’ it became a hope and a prayer.“

The songs was a catalyst, as morgxn expanded on his Facebook page. He wrote, “so proud of this song and this version of the song. This was the 1st song i wanted to share from my upcoming EP because it broke me open and it still resonates every time i play it…”

A Nashville native, morgxn started exploring his musicality as a kid by singing in a gospel choir. When he felt his song “home” was incomplete, he returned to Nashville to record a choir for the chorus of the song, a welcomed addition to the driving beat. 

After the sudden passing of his father, morgxn turned to music to process and express his feelings. The first song he completed was “hard pill to swallow,” which further reveals and explores morgxn’s ability to write real and relatable lyrics.

morgxn’s connection with his lyrics and fans transfers to his live shows. He’s captivated audiences as the opener Skylar Grey, Miike Snow, and most recently, X Ambassadors. He often closes his set with a powerful and emotional cover of The Cure’s “Boys Don’t Cry” which will leave you breathless. morgxn also just announced that he’ll be playing several showcases at SXSW–see details below and follow morgxn for more!

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