With music already hitting the radio, morgxn’s debut album is one to keep an eye on. Vital is made up of eleven catchy tracks, an album fit for summer 2018. Morgxn masterfully combines clear tones with stellar falsetto to match current artists such as Maroon 5 and DNCE. Each of his songs carries a different vibe, making the album both diverse and easy to listen to on repeat.
I was an immediate fan after the opening track “translucent.” The song has a rhythmic, dance feel that’s perfect for an intimate concert in a smaller venue. The second track is a complete departure from the first song with soft, airy vocals and a very chill beat; this shift in tone continues throughout the album. Morgxn challenges stereotypes with his song “boys don’t cry.” “alone/forever” features The Naked and Famous, while the title track “vital” features morgxn’s fellow artist BASECAMP. The album is well-rounded in nearly every way, definitely a must-listen. My favorite track is “roots,” which focuses on slow, sexy vocals with minimal instrumental.
Several of the albums tracks already have music videos on morgxn’s VEVO. The video for his track “bruised” possesses a memorable, haunting quality to match the lyrics. The song says, “I want you bruised, bruised, bruised”; damage makes people all the more beautiful. Another of his videos, for the song “xx,” also leans toward the eerie, featuring dark lighting that plays with shadows and makes bodies difficult to distinguish from one another.