November 11, 2021—Nashville-born and based artist morgxn’s highly anticipated new EP, MERIDIAN: vol 2, is out today. Listen/share HERE.
“This project might be the most ‘for me’ thing I’ve ever made, because when everything stopped last year I found myself coming back to these songs not as a way to just ‘work’ but to find meaning and keep going,” morgxn explains, “Making this project was more about reminding myself that there is hope in hopelessness—possibility in impossibility, and that when everything falls apart there is purpose in the rubble. How things change, how we change because of it, and how we keep moving—these themes are all present in these songs.”
The EP is the completion to his MERIDIAN series, following MERIDIAN: vol 1 which was released earlier this year. He is currently in the midst of a U.S. tour with Smallpools, as well as will be playing a recently announced string of intimate Sofar Sounds shows in five cities. Complete list of dates below.
For his most recent single, “THE WAY IT WAS,” morgxn teamed up with The Trevor Project—a support organization offering a 24/7 hotline and trained counselors to LGBTQ+ youth—donating a portion of the sales from his new merch to the organization. More info HERE and listen HERE.
MERIDIAN: vol 1 was heavily inspired by a rollercoaster 24-hour period in which morgxn experienced some of his highest highs and lowest lows. Just as the world was going into lockdown due to the pandemic in March 2020, morgxn saw a lifechanging day in which Billie Eilish included morgxn’s single “home” in a list of inspirations behind her Grammy-award winning track “bad guy.”
Nashville-born Morgan Isaac Karr, best known as morgxn, released his debut album vital in 2018 including the hit lead single “home” featuring Walk The Moon. The track was a Top 10 Alternative Radio hit, landing on the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart and Billboard Rock Airplay Chart. He has toured extensively with the likes of X Ambassadors, Phoebe Ryan, miike snow, Skylar Grey and more, and has played festivals worldwide including Lollapalooza, Firefly and Hangout.
TOUR DATES WITH SMALLPOOLS
November 11—Grog Shop—Cleveland, OH
November 13—Bottom Lounge—Chicago, IL
November 14—Fine Line Music Cafe—Minneapolis, MN
November 16—Encore at the Uptown Theater—Kansas City, MO
November 17—Blueberry Hill Duck Room—University City, MO
November 18—Exit/In—Nashville, TN
December 3—Sofar Sounds—New York, NY
December 4—Sofar Sounds—Washington DC
December 7—Sofar Sounds—Nashville, TN
December 8—Sofar Sounds—Chicago, IL
December 10—Sofar Sounds—Los Angeles, CA
February 3—House of Blues Bronze Peacock—Houston, TX
February 4—Antone’s—Austin, TX
February 5—Club Dada—Dallas, TX
February 8—Valley Bar—Phoenix, AZ
February 9—House of Blues Voodoo Room—San Diego, CA
February 11—Roxy Theatre—Los Angeles, CA
February 12—Popscene—San Francisco, CA
February 14—Polaris Hall—Portland, OR
February 15—The Crocodile—Seattle, WA
February 17—Hangar House at Infinity Event Center—Salt Lake City, UT
February 18—Marquis Theatre—Denver, CO
February 20—Vanguard—Tulsa, OK