LCM Song Of The Day: ‘Hurricane’ - Morganway
Our featured band today are the fantastic young East Anglian Rock & Americana collective Morganway Their latest single ‘Hurricane’ is the second single from their upcoming self-titled debut album due this summer.
‘Hurricane’ was one of the first tracks written by the band, and has become the staple show closer, “It’s been with us pretty much since the beginning. We tend to end every show with it, and each time it’s a little different” Callum Morgan comments. The version presented on record captures that raw spontaneity, and has the signature crunchy guitars, roaring vocals and marriage of melody, harmony and pulse-pounding rhythm that has charmed live audiences around the UK, “The bulk of it was recorded live, with minimal overdubs. We also changed its key at the last minute, and suddenly there was a newfound urgency to the song that I think was always missing when we’d attempted to record it before. SJ did her lead vocals late at night, with all the main studio lights dimmed to create an almost eerie atmosphere, and she gave the most ferocious vocal take we’d heard from her.” adds Callum.
Mirroring the song’s music video, its lyrics account a tale of conflicts of intimacy. Left up to the listener to interoperate what that means, or what kind of relationship the song is talking about, Callum remarks that, “I don’t like to reveal too much about our lyrics, because I think it’s important that the listener makes up their own mind. Maybe it’s a relationship that’s falling apart. Or maybe it’s coming together. What I would say is that the conflict is vital and I think there’s an honesty in what the song is saying about intimacy. To be intimate with another human being is irrevocably intense. You let go of any control and you take the good with the ugly, and by coming together, you’re heading for a hurricane.”
Morganway was founded by twin brothers Callum (vocals/guitar) and Kieran Morgan (lead guitar). Inspired by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac and other classic guitar bands such as The Eagles,
They have quickly built a name for themselves on the UK live circuit. With accolades from Whispering Bob Harris, two nominations from the BCMA awards, support slots with The Shires and an Under The Apple Tree session already under their belt, there is no doubt Morganway are heading on a skyward trajectory.
Photo credit: Richard Ecclestone Photogrpahy
Catch Morganway live at the following venues and festivals in 2019. More dates yet to be announced:
Friday 26th April – Country On The Coast - Gaiety Bar, Portsmouth
Tuesday 07th May - Morganway with Wildwood Kin - Waterfront, Norwich, UK
Friday 17th May– Sunday 19 May - Wood Festival 2019 Braziers Park, Wallingford
Saturday 26th May – Leestock - Melford Hall, Suffolk
Sunday 2nd June – Country In the Afternoon - The Half Moon, Putney
Saturday 8th June - Alresford Music Festival – Hampshire
Saturday 15th June– Sunday 16 June - Foxton Locks 2019
Friday 21st June– Sunday 23 June - Black Deer Festival 2019
Sunday June 23rd - Deopham Music Festival - Norfolk
Friday 5th July– Sunday 07 July - Folk In A Field Festival 2019
Sunday 4th August - The Waterfront Sessions Americana Takeover - The Waterfront, Norwich
Saturday 10th August – Lakefest - Eastnor Castle Deer Park