Los Angeles-based artist morgxn is heading out on tour this month, opening for Great Good Fine Ok whom he toured with last year. The 16-date tour will start in Pittsburgh, and make stops in Boulder, Los Angeles, San Diego, Austin, Atlanta and back up through North + South Carolina and Washington, ending with 2 shows in New York. morgxn previously toured with Skylar Grey and opened up for Miike Snow, played high-profile SXSW showcases and opened for X Ambassadors in Los Angeles for their Planned Parenthood fundraiser at the Roxy.
Last month, morgxn revealed his fourth track “xx” on wxnderlost records. The song is premiered on The Line of Best Fit which described “channeling Fleetwood Mac”, you can listen to the gorgeous track stream here, download here. Right after, Culture Collide premiered the acapella video for “xx” shot at Austin’s riverside during SXSW.
“xx” touches on topics that are close to morgxn’s heart; telling The Line of Best Fit: we are born into this world knowing how to love. but we forget, every day, that it’s our right to feel it. to receive it. XX is reclaiming that for myself. this song was the genesis of my project. it came from years of searching and wandering and creating. X marks the spot… so they say. to me, an X is all about transitions and crossroads, and finally claiming that transition for myself.
morgxn has received praise from a wide variety of publications such as V magazine, Billboard, NYLON, Alternative Press, FLAUNT, Popjustice and support from radio stations like KCRW and SiriusXM, besides steadily gaining listeners for his single “home” (over 3.6m on Spotify) “love you with the lights on” and “hard pill to swallow”.
morgxn’s journey began with his earliest musical memories are singing with his mom. “I could hold melodies before I could talk,” he says. By age six, morgxn was a “small, chubby Jewish kid dominating the gospel choir” (as he puts it). At age nine, he began taking voice and piano lessons and writing songs. After college, he made his way to New York City where he dabbled in theatre. “Theater unlocked my sense of empathy,” morgxn says. “I could see myself in the characters I was playing, but when you tell someone else’s story for so long, you start to lose your own.”