Up and coming artist, Morgan Saint, was the first in the line-up for Jukebox The Ghost and Blue October‘s openers this past Sunday, July 22. The music festival was hosted by 104.5, Philly’s Alternative Rock Station and sponsored by Allstate as one of 104.5’s Summer Block Parties. The music festival took place at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia.
When waiting for a concert to start I’m usually pretty anxious for the main attractions but when Morgan Saint hit the stage I was first intrigued by her look. She wore baggy clothes and a sported a very unique androgynous look.
And then she sang. Her voice was nothing like what I had imagined (or assumed) it would sound like. Her music was a wave of dream-pop hitting your ears and immersing into your soul. It was like the complete opposite of feeling your blood boil when you’re angry. It was the kind of peace an ocean gives you.
Her voice was breathy and low but not deep. She describes her sound as “moody pop” and iTunes links Broods, Tei Shi, Lorde, Banks, and Kimbra as similar artists. Her debut single “YOU” was released in August of last year and she performed on Conan in March of this year which gives some measure into how far Morgan Saint is reaching.
Morgan Saint‘s EP, 17 Hero (released 2 months after her debut single), features 5 tracks; YOU, Just Friends, Glass House, For God’s Sake, and New Regime. Because she write all of her music, she describes them as being very personal because they come from a personal place. She mentioned to the audience that it meant a lot for her to be able make a connection through her personal experiences. Before performing ‘Glass House’ she described what she was going through when she wrote it as “breaking your own heart in the process of someone else breaking your heart.”
When she spoke to the audience it was clear that she is interested in that deep human connection that we all wish to have. In her bio she explains, “I’ve always been a little bit shy. I never feel like it’s important to speak unless I have something important to say. And I want at this point to share my stories with the world.” This is evident through her music as she whisks you away, not only into her mind, but into yours as well.
We definitely expect to hear more from Morgan Saint in the very near future with the release of her full-length album later this summer.
In the meantime, check out ‘Glass House’ linked below.