Morgan Evans is geared up to release While We’re Young on August 24, the follow up to his successful debut EP, Live Each Day, on Warner Music Australia.
While We’re Young was recorded in Nashville, produced by ex-pat Jedd Hughes, an acclaimed singer/songwriter and guitarist. All five tracks on While We’re Young were written or co-written by Morgan.
The title track While We’re Young is an energetic, guitar driven anthem co-written with Jedd & Sarah Buxton, who also co-wrote Keith Urban’s hit Put You In A Song. Sarah’s writing credits also include another Urban Smash, Stupid Boy, and Big & Rich’s new single That’s Why I Pray which has just cracked the top 20 in the US charts.
“I played Jedd and Sarah this chorus that I’d written a few months earlier and we all had a great vibe about it. We all related to it, so the verses came really naturally,” says Morgan. “It’s about letting go, living in the moment and making memories NOW that we can look back on with a smile, have a laugh and reminisce. You know? The kind of memories that make us who we are.”
“We got so excited about the songs, that soon Jedd had pulled together some of my favourite musicians in the world and we were recording. Their talent and unique approach inspired me to work even harder to get the best out of my voice and my guitar playing. Working with those guys really was a dream come true.”
Sweet Home to You is a chilled, groovy road song, while Learn to Lose You showcases Morgan’s soulful vocal as he sings about holding off heartbreak. The hard-driving swamp-rock of Made For Loving You contrasts with the final track, the heartfelt ballad Carry On.