Morgan Reese shares a unique perspective of romantic butterflies in her aptly named single, “butterflies,” which is the latest release from her upcoming debut EP, Letters from The Invisible Girl!, out March 4th via EMPIRE!. Speaking on the release, which was written from a place of vulnerability after being hurt several times, Morgan says
I also feel like most songs about butterflies focus on the positive side of romance, so I thought I’d write about how it feels when you don’t even want the butterflies to begin with.
The 19-year-old, still making her way through college, has already been featured as one of Buzzfeed‘s “20 Black Indie Artists You Should Add To Your Playlist” and spotlighted by Consequence, who praised her “confessional lyricism” and wrote of an earlier single, “if ‘not cool anymore is any indication, the 19-year-old is certainly putting her heartbreak to good use.”
On Letters From The Invisible Girl!, Morgan Reese invites you into a world where you’re the keen (and only) observer of your life. Written and produced solely by herself, these tracks are imbued with a saccharine ferocity to paint the picture of The Invisible Girl as she battles the antagonists of everyday life as a teenager. Based in the Bay Area, Morgan employs familiar imagery to weave her experiences into vignettes of a sonic fabric and also reminds us all “it’s never too late for us to become the superhero in our own story.” Fleeting crushes, missed glances, and self-reflection work in harmony to establish Morgan as an exciting, emerging artist with a refreshing take on the recognizable. She further shares,
I wrote all of these songs alone in my dorm room during my freshman year of college and I feel like they give a unique firsthand perspective on things people my age may be feeling or going through. This EP truly feels like a collection of letters telling my story. Each song on Letters From The Invisible Girl! was hand written in my journal and has special place in my heart. I hope everyone who listens can connect with it in some way.
In “butterflies,” sticking to her conviction to provide refreshing takes on the recognizable, Morgan takes on the age-old adage of getting butterflies in your stomach when you’re nervous around someone you like, a feeling she emulates with pulsing kick-drum beats. From the first words uttered, it’s clear what her take on butterflies is – these ones are unwanted, but difficult to ignore as she recalls the things she recognizes of this person of interest. Melodic tones breeze above the kick-drum and even as she declares that she “really hates these butterflies,” Morgan maintains dulcet vocals that fill in the dream-pop soundscape. Shimmering embellishments also complement the daydream-like harmonies that back the reluctantly mesmerizing lyrics.
With her fresh perspectives and enchanting voice, Morgan Reese is definitely an artist to watch this year. Be on the lookout for Letters From The Invisible Girl!, out on March 4th, as it is sure to be filled with more relatable content and rich soundscapes.