Morgan Wade Announces Debut Album Reckless
DAMASCUS, Va. – Dubbed by BroBible as a “power-packed country rocker,” Morgan Wade grew up surrounded by bluegrass while possessing an affinity for pop and rock, steering the Floyd, Virginia native to meld her influences and create a sound uniquely her own.
“I feel like the last couple of years have been me trying to figure out where I fit in, who I fit in with, and what’s going on,” Wade says. “When I wrote these songs, I was going through a lot, just trying to figure out who I am.”
With her upcoming full-length debut Reckless, available March 19, Wade is embracing her strengths and quirks as she continues to ask questions about who she is and who she wants to be.
“A lot of the songs are about figuring out what the hell I’m doing,” Wade shares. “This is different than anything I’ve ever done before. It’s opened up a bunch of different lanes––and I’m proud of it.” She pauses and grins. “Maybe record number two will be a little bit more about knowing who I am.”
Working alongside Sadler Vaden as producer, long-time guitarist for Jason Isbell as well as an acclaimed solo artist, and Paul Ebersold as engineer, the trio worked together on a new set of songs, spread out over the course of two separate weeks in the studio, shaping songs Wade has written over the years and developing brand new tracks, including today’s release “Wilder Days.”
“It honestly just came together perfectly in the studio,” Wade reveals. “Sadler and I had the same visions for how ‘Wilder Days’ should sound. We even went for ice cream after – we were that pleased.”
Co-written with Vaden, Wade elaborates “Wilder Days” is about “falling in love with someone at the wrong time. Two people being at two different stages in life and just wishing they were on the same page. It's about knowing if they could go back in time, they would work.”
Who were you before I knew your name?
Were you drunk at midnight waiting for the train?
You could have been anyone back then –
Just another kid reaching for the wind.
You said you hate the smell of cigarette smoke,
You only use to smoke when you drank,
When you lived in Chicago,
Unsure where the wind blows,
I wish I had known you in your wilder days
And now here we go
You got me falling in love again.
You gotta secret, I wanna keep it –
I wish I’d known you in your wilder days.
“Wilder Days” follows the release of “Don’t Cry” in December 2020, along with a music video featuring Wade performing at Dee’s Cocktail Lounge and Bar in Nashville, Tenn. Watch the video HERE.
Pre-order Reckless and listen to “Wilder Days” and “Don’t Cry” HERE.
Wade, now 26, only began performing in public seven years ago at 19, when she put her backing band the Stepbrothers together via Craiglist and discovered she loved the stage. Since then, the singer-songwriter has taken her writing and her voice public, with Whiskey Riff declaring, “Morgan combines a powerful, bone-chilling voice with close-to-the-heart lyrics and open, honest songs about the struggles of everyday life and love…every fan who wants their music real, raw and true, can find solace in Morgan Wade.”