Morganway, a UK Americana band, has been making waves with their latest album “Back to Zero.” set to be released on the 5th of May. This album is a fusion of melodic rock, indie-folk, and classic rock, and has already received endorsements from legends like Whispering Bob Harris and even Planet Rock. From the moment you listen to the first track ‘Wait For Me,’ you instantly get it. This is not one of those albums that grow on you after a few listens; this is an instant attraction, and you know this is an album you will keep coming back to.
A Brief Introduction to Morganway
Morganway is a six-piece band that was formed in 2016. The band consists of twin brothers Callum and Kieran Morgan, Nicole J Terry, SJ Mortimer, Matt Brocklehurst, and Ed Bullinger. Their music is a fusion of various genres, and they do not categorize their output into any particular one. Morganway takes pride in the fact that all band members have different influences, and when they hit record, they go with the flow.
Writing and Recording of Back to Zero
Morganway’s latest album, Back to Zero, was captured over a wild period in the band’s recent history. Writing and recording took place during 2020s lockdowns and then later fitted around a relentless touring schedule. From forced resets and sudden restarts, its title track served as an appropriate name for the latest body of work from this resilient band.
“Get ready to be transported to the golden age of rock with Morganway’s ‘Back to Zero’ album!”
A Track-by-Track Review of Back to Zero
Wait For Me
The album kicks off with “Wait For Me,” a track that sets the tone for the rest of the album. With its catchy chorus and melodic rock vibe, this song is a perfect introduction to the band’s sound.
This is a slower track with a bluesy vibe, the song starts off slow, drawing you in with its soulful melody and powerful vocals. As the song progresses, it builds to an epic chorus that will have you singing along in no time.
World Stopped Running
“World Stopped Running” is a gorgeously strummed indie-folk tune. The singalong hook and chorus make for a rousing and hopeful song that touches on themes of the pandemic.
Burn Every Page
“Burn Every Page” is a rocky and furious track that channels the collective confusion of the pandemic. Mortimer’s vocal prowess is on full display here, and the blazing guitar riffs add to the overall ambiance of the song.
“Sweetest Goodbye” is a tender song that touches on themes of loss and saying farewell with a simple piano and violin accompaniment. Mortimer’s vocals are emotive and stylistically influenced by Joni Mitchell’s Blue, chosen by the song’s co-writer Matt Brocklehurst.
We Were Going Nowhere
“We Were Going Nowhere” is a fun track that allows for some playful harmonies with both the main and backing vocals. The rich musicianship of Morganway shines through on this track, and the classic rock vibe is hard to resist.
“The Man” is another fun track that allows for some playful harmonies with both the main and backing vocals. The classic rock vibe is hard to resist, and the uplifting chorus will have you tapping your feet in no time.
Back to Zero
“Back to Zero” is the album’s highlight and title track. Mortimer’s voice soars, and every band member plays with their hearts on their sleeves for this moving hands-in-the-air number. This introspective track explores a multitude of emotions, and the
As the album’s final track, “Brother” provides a fitting conclusion to an album that explores a wide range of emotions and musical styles. It’s a testament to the band’s versatility and talent, and a reminder of the power of music to connect us to our deepest emotions and experiences.
Overall, “Back to Zero” is a fantastic album that showcases Morganway’s unique sound and songwriting ability. With its mix of catchy hooks, heartfelt lyrics, and memorable melodies, it’s sure to become a modern classic that you’ll want to listen to again and again.
Morganway Back to Zero UK Tour Dates Get Tickets here
With support from Alyssa Bonagura
Wednesday 12th April – Oporto, Leeds
Thursday 13th April – Asylum, Birmingham
Friday 14th April – Louisiana, Bristol
Saturday 15th April – Omeara, London
Sunday 16th April – Joiners, Southampton
Tuesday 18th April – Deaf Institute, Manchester
Wednesday 19th April – Hug & Pint, Glasgow
Thursday 20th April – Cluny, Newcastle
Friday 21st April – New Adelphi, Hull
Saturday 22nd April – Arts Centre, Norwich
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