Kailee Morgue Debuts New Single "Do You Feel This Way" (Feat. Whethan)
[Of “Medusa”] “The 19-year-old singer has a hit on her hands.” – The FADER
“‘Medusa’ doesn’t disappoint” – Pigeons & Planes
“…our fave witchy popstar…” – Vice’s i-D
“Part of what makes "F***k U" compelling is the way it uses space, allowing Morgue to show us what she's made of.” – Paper Magazine
“Best New Music of the Week” – The New York Times
“If you love Banks & FKA Twigs, you need to hear Kailee Morgue’s ‘Discovery.’” – MTV
NEW YORK, NY (May 23, 2018) — Today, Kailee Morgue debuts her new single, “Do You Feel This Way” (feat. Whethan)—listen & share here. The track premieres today on Zane Lowe’s World First.
Of the song, Morgue says, “This is one of my favorite songs I've made because it is off axis just enough to blur my perspective between haunting and inviting. Teaming up with Whethan brought the perfect blend of hazy lethargy and upbeat skepticism to the track. It captures the unease of that feeling of not knowing how someone truly feels about you, and it still always makes me want to move when I hear it—it's so fun to perform.”
“Do You Feel This Way” (feat. Whethan) follows Morgue’s latest single, “F**k U” and her 2017 breakout track, “Medusa,” which catapulted her into an overnight success after she posted a live performance of the song on Twitter. “Medusa” became the title track from her debut EP, which was also released last fall and features her hit single, “Discovery.”
Tattooed, multi-color haired and anime-obsessed 19-year-old Phoenix-born and Los Angeles-based gothic pop siren, Kailee Morgue, casts a sonic spell with her music. A self-described “introvert” and the second oldest of six kids, she found solace in the sounds of fellow sonic sorceresses, such as Stevie Nicks and Gwen Stefani, as well as bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and more. By the age of ten, she picked up her first guitar, began quietly penning music and eventually started posting tracks on Soundcloud.
Between a gig at Jack In The Box in 2016, an 18-year-old Morgue found the beat for her breakout track, “Medusa,” on YouTube and cooked up the single. She first teased the track with a brief Twitter video, and it ignited a viral reaction garnering 100,000 “likes” overnight. Over an airy, minimalistic soundscape, Morgue creates a hypnotic and heartfelt melody with haunting and powerful lyrics. “Medusa” peaked at #1 on Hype Machine, was hailed as “Best Track of the Week” by The New York Times, MTV, The Line of Best Fit and Coup de Main and its video premiered on The FADER. As “Medusa” became an underground phenomenon, Morgue inked a deal with Republic Records in the summer of 2017. Further music is set for release this summer.
LISTEN TO “DO YOU FEEL THIS WAY” (FEAT. WHETHAN) HERE
LISTEN TO “F**k U” HERE
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