Kailee Morgue reveals the brand new video for "Siren"
Kailee Morgue Reveals The Video For "Siren"
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[Of “Medusa”] “…an eerie floating incantation…it sounds like bliss.” – The New York Times
[Of “Siren”] #2 of “The 20 Best New Pop Songs Right Now” – The FADER
[Of “Siren”] “Her sexy vocals are a serious means of seduction.” – NYLON
“‘Medusa’ is clean pop with a dark edge.” – Pigeons & Planes
“Meet your new favorite up-and-coming pop star!” – MTV News
“…our fave witchy popstar…” – Vice’s i-D
NEW YORK, NY (September 14 th, 2018) — Today, critically acclaimed gothic pop songstress Kailee Morgue shares the video for her latest single, “ Siren,”—watch and share it HERE . Not only did Morgue co-direct the video, but she also came up with its treatment and set design, sourced the wardrobes and props, and found and hired a local video team in her hometown of Phoenix, AZ.
Of the video, Morgue says, “The video I shot for ‘Siren’ is the first music video that I completely thought up the concept for and directed myself. I modernized the story of the siren, but still wanted to keep the underwater feel. While the video as a whole is dark and sexy, I also wanted to include scenes where the colors are lighter to give you a sense of innocence and sympathy for this ‘siren.’”
“Siren,” which premiered on BBC Radio 1’s Best New Pop, arrives hot on the heels of Morgue’s viral hits, “Do You Feel This Way” (feat. Whethan) , “ 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 released last fall and also features “ Discovery .”
With ever-changing hair color and DIY tattoos, the anime-obsessed 20-year-old Phoenix-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 fall.
SOURCE REPUBLIC RECORDS
Source Republic Records
September 14, 2018 6:25pm ET by Pressparty