Kailee Morgue : Knew You Review, soulful bedroom-pop rock
Kailee Morgue is a bedroom-pop singer and songwriter based in Phoenix, Arizona, that has been catching the attention of fans. With 60 million streams and widespread acclaim by everyone from The New York Times to Highsnobiety, the 21-year-old pop wunderkind shows no signs of slowing down. Morgue returns with a new single titled “Knew You” via Republic Records. The single is produced by Heavy, and features Morgue in her first proper love song, but with a twist. Morgue explains, “I’ve finally allowed myself to start writing love songs and about relationships. I never indulged in this style before. I’d just gotten into a relationship where I was constantly writing about love and that dynamic. I was super playful but honest. I’m really open.”
“Knew You” sets the stage for Morgue’s dream vocals with a palm-muted guitar playing a steady rhythm. Morgue’s vocals enter as she sings in a little blue pastel timber. The chorus expands with the slap of the snare as the hi-hat chimes sixteenth notes. The different sections of the song form are accented by different feels and instrumentations. Morgue’s vocal style is playful, flirty, and of course, dreamy.
Morgue brings a new side to her musical personality with “Knew You.” The lyrics are filled with compassion and hope, reconciling the past to pave a road to happiness and second chances. The way Morgues sings the melody brings life and heart to the lyrics, each song section has a distinct voice and personality. The result is a beautiful, soulful bedroom-pop song from the first note.
March 27, 2020