AceShowbiz - Sara Bareilles has given Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter morgxn a big boost by joining him for a reimagining of his streaming hit single "Wonder".
The track was originally released last summer (2020) and became a smash on TikTok, accumulating over 25 million views after Billie Eilish cited morgxn's hit single "Home" as one of the inspirations behind her Grammy Award-winning song "Bad Guy".
Speaking to WENN about his new collaboration with Bareilles, morgxn, real name Morgan Isaac Kerr, says, "With this version I feel like it became more intimate and, in a way, much deeper. Like a conversation between two artists in different places who understand and live in the journey. I am so grateful that she joined me to share these words."
Sara adds, "I was moved by morgxn's story as an artist and the path he has taken. It's brave and I admire his guts and independence."
"His voice is already such a striking part of his great talent, and this song is about seeking a place of belonging as our truest and most authentic selves. I felt compelled to contribute to that message, especially as I think about the larger LGBTQ+ community during this month of Pride and wanting to celebrate that sense of belonging to ourselves and our communities... It was a joyful collaboration."
morgxn's latest EP "MERIDIAN: vol 1", released earlier this year, was heavily inspired by a rollercoaster 24-hour period in which morgxn experienced some of his highest highs and lowest lows. One day in March 2020, as the world went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 35-year-old musician found himself devastated after being dropped by his label of five years. Surprisingly, it was the same day Billie mentioned his single during the Grammy Awards.
The EP "MERIDIAN: vol 1" has seen wide support across Asia, with previous single "HOW DO YOU HOLD WHAT HURTS" entering several top hit radio stations in Indonesia as well as landing multiple press features across the region. Currently, morgxn's Top 10 countries based on streaming include #2 Indonesia, #4 Philippines, #6 Malaysia, #8 Singapore.