An Inside Look of Singer-Songwriter Kailee Morgue
Model/Artist: Kailee Morgue
Photographer and Stylist: Kayla Dewees
-Tell us about you:
The up and coming alt pop artist Kailee Morgue is truly defining music today with her variety in music style, punk rock fashion, and fierce genuine personality.
-What defines you as an artist?
I think I have versatility as an artist that I haven’t even been able to showcase yet. I always forget that I’ve made around 100 songs already and have only released a handful of them. I’ve spent time diving into different areas of music that I don’t think people would expect from me and I hope I’ll be able to share all of it eventually.
-What is your goal as an artist?
More recently I actually haven’t been sure what exactly I want from music, my relationship with it is constantly changing. I know at the core of it, I always just want to be happy with what I’m making and not get too lost in the way the music industry/media can make things look.
-Where do you find inspiration behind your songs?
I find inspiration everywhere, I know when I started I was mainly pulling from my personal experiences and relationship. The more I was writing, I would pull inspiration from movies and stories I’d been told, or stories of things other people had gone through.
-What other artists have influenced your music style?
Sonically, I get inspired by so many different artists, I love pulling ideas from one genre and integrating it into another. Lately I’ve been on a punk/pop punk kick with bands like blink-182, the strokes, Gang of Four. I think you can get inspired by the ‘spirit’ of different types of music and try to recreate the way it makes you feel.
-What new projects are you putting out that fans can look forward to?
I’m coming out with my sophomore EP in the next couple months which I’m super stoked about. It’s definitely a random mix of songs, but after releasing my first EP two years ago and taking a break to explore what I can do musically, it feels so much more true to me than anything I’ve ever made.
-What is your latest fashion trend/staple?
I honestly don’t think too much about fashion and trends, but I do enjoy dressing up and looking nice! It feels like not caring too much in the first place is kind of what works for me though and allows me to be more confident in whatever I choose to wear.
-How have you grown since coming up in the industry?
Over the past few years I’ve definitely done a lot of growing behind the scenes. Entering the industry at 18 years old and being 21 now, I’ve matured and gone through a lot that I haven’t even talked about publicly. I’ve changed a lot sonically too and how I approach writing, I think you can really hear that in this next EP.
-What is a piece of advice that you’d give to other artists?
I think I’d tell other artists to really make sure they know exactly who they are and what they want from music. Music has a way of becoming your identity and I think that can hurt you in some ways if you aren’t super grounded in who you are. Amazing music comes out of that kind of confidence too.
-How did you come across the idea for “Knew You” and what is the message behind it? When is it available and what platforms can we stream it on?
“Knew You” was really just one of my first approaches to speaking about love in a way that doesn’t have fear or negativity, in a super lovey/playful way. I think I’d also never been with someone that made me feel like they were on my mind so much that I couldn’t write a song about anything else. So I feel like this song really brings something else out of me. It’s available everywhere now!!