January 16, 2014
Morgan to release debut self-titled album on Friday March 14
After blazing a trail with two hit EPs, Novocastrian singer/songwriter Morgan Evans is set to launch his much-anticipated debut self-titled album through Warner Music Australia on Friday 14 March.
The album was recorded in Nashville with an all-star cast of players and produced by ex-pat Aussie producer/musician Jedd Hughes (Keith Urban, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss). Evans had a hand in writing nearly every track on the album – some on his own, some with local artists and many with A-list Nashville songwriters.
“I’ve been working toward this album since I started my first band at the age of thirteen. I wrote a lot of songs over the last year and through the process we’ve come up with an album that talks about who I am and how I live my life, keeping that childhood heart beating through the ups and downs of life. This album is me, and that’s why I called it ‘Morgan Evans’.”
The album tells the story of perseverance through life’s toughest blows by holding on to childhood innocence. From the thrill of infatuation in I Wanna Go, the deep devotion of Love You Home and the seductive Make You Feel Like A Woman to the romantic turmoil and betrayal in lead single One Eye For An Eye and opening track Like A Tornado, the glories and heartbreaks of love are laid soulfully bare.
The album also explores the complexities of a toxic romance (Another Goodbye Kiss) and a dream of a better world (All In This Together) as Morgan showcases his highest and lowest ebbs, including Childhood Heart - Morgan’s manifesto on life.
The final tracks are the high-octane rocker Best I Never Had and his take on the Guy Clark classic The Cape, another story of the childhood spirit, with our own country and roots star Kasey Chambers providing vocals on the song.
The album is set for release on Friday 14 March, in the midst of an exciting period for Morgan. He will perform in Brisbane and Melbourne shows with US hitmaker Gretchen Wilson with a main stage set at the massive CMC Rocks the Hunter festival at the Hope Estate. A series of album launch party shows are scheduled the following week.
Morgan’s first single, One Eye For An Eye, is released Monday 3 February.
Friday 24 January
Wests Diggers Club – Tamworth, NSW (with Ashleigh Dallas)
Thursday 25 February
Charles Sturt University – Wagga Wagga, NSW
Wednesday 12 March
Palais Theatre - Melbourne, VIC (with Gretchen Wilson – USA)
Thursday 13 March
Eatons Hill Hotel – Brisbane, QLD (with Gretchen Wilson – USA)
Saturday 15 March
CMC Rocks the Hunter 2014 – Hunter Valley, NSW
Thursday 20 March
Lizotte’s – Newcastle, NSW (with Kaylens Rain)
Friday 21 March
The Old Manly Boatshed – Sydney, NSW
Saturday 22 March
Rooty Hill RSL Club – Sydney, NSW