Change Not Always Seen as a “Bad Thing”
After a year of massive transformation and growth, pop rock artist Morgan Keller is in her self-proclaimed ‘reputation era.’ Coming from this and released this past month, “Bad Thing” is an empowering anthem that chronicles the journey of self-growth as you step into your own power, disregarding criticism in the process.
Tongue-in-cheek lyricism and pop-sensible melodies mixed with gritty and raw vocal prowess is what is making everyone talk about songstress Keller. After living in New York City for college, Keller swapped coasts to break into the Los Angeles music scene. Today, she seamlessly forges the gap between pop/rock and soul in an accessible and authentic way. She debuted with an EP titled Glitter & Gold, a piece that allows listeners to embark alongside her as she navigates toxic relationships, friendships, and the realization that her inner beauty is located in her self-worth.
Right in the beginning of the track, low tones are seen giving immense power to Keller’s beautifully orchestrated vocals. Backed by an accompanying chorus, Keller speaks of a past filled with uncertainty and compares it to now, notably remarking that this uncertainty is nothing like the way she lives in the current date. She expresses that she has changed, and that it should not be seen as a bad thing. For the chorus, the instrumental fuses into a seamlessly blended electronic pop and rock moment of triumph, overall expressing the joy that Keller feels in her own power. She’s no longer held down by unkempt promises and knows her own worth, expressing this beautifully in the words “get the scissors I’m cutting you loose.” This is the perfect track to add to any “villain era” playlists, and is definitely on the right track to becoming a staple to hot girl walks everywhere.