Morningsiders Release New Album ‘I’ve Got A Song’
June 17, 2022 BY Tamara Simons
Today, New York City indie folk-pop trio Morningsiders share their new album I’ve Got A Song out via Nettwerk – listen HERE.
Since the release of October 2021’s Easy Does It, the trio has expanded their reach to a larger level while still retaining the moments of brilliant musicianship. I’ve Got A Song highlights the quirky sonic maneuvering that first earned them notice. Recorded with iconic producer Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile) at his live-in-studio earlier this year, the record features tracks from their recent EP, Easy Does It, and includes the new unreleased tracks “Cardamom,” “Labrador,” and “Four-Faced Liar.” In whole, the Morningsiders have presented a collection of catchy grooves and rhythms using wistful, blissful folk melodies combined with compelling storytelling.
I’VE GOT A SONG IS AVAILABLE HERE: https://morningsiders.ffm.to/igotasong
LISTEN + WATCH TO “WATERFALL” HERE
LISTEN + WATCH TO “HANG THE CEDAR” HERE
LISTEN + WATCH TO “ROSEWOOD” HERE
LISTEN + WATCH “FOUR-FACED LIAR” HERE
To celebrate the release of the new album, the band presents a stunning visual component for their latest single “Four-Faced Liar.” The video features the prodigious dancer Ilya Vidrin who shares, “Four-Faced Liar is quite different from the projects I usually do, which is part of what attracted me to the project when Magnus suggested the idea. We had a lot of fun making the video for “This Could Be Good”, so I already felt comfortable going into our first session. Working with Max and Magnus together was really a dream – the collaborative vibes were phenomenal, moving fluidly between suggesting and building on each other’s ideas. Taking on four characters was a bit daunting at first, but Max is a great director — I felt supported to challenge myself, which is pretty much all I can ask for as an artist.”
Director – Max Bartick
Dance and Choreography – Ilya Vidrin
Director of Photography – Frank Apollonio
Gaffer – Freddy Cintron
Assistant Camera – Seana Rogovin
Stylist – Ali Kornhauser
Assistant Choreographer – Jessi Stegall
Producer – Magnus Ferguson
Morningsiders are a NYC folk-pop act known for their unique indie music that bridges the gap between virtuosic, intimate live moments and gorgeously atmospheric studio-produced pop song prowess. Having met and formed at Columbia University, the three co-founders – Magnus Ferguson, vocals/guitar; Reid Jenkins, fiddle/vocals; and Robert Frech, piano – have evolved from an Americana collective comprised of rotating members and improvisatory performances into today’s guitar-fiddle-piano trio more focused on songcraft and production.
First making a name for themselves on a national level when their song “Empress” topped Spotify’s Viral 50 in 2015 and was featured in a Starbucks commercial featuring Oprah Winfrey, the band released a song each month throughout 2018 and 2019 (releasing the lot as their debut LP, A Little Lift) then branched out from their acoustic roots for the folk-rock driven sophomore album, Pollen, in 2020.
And now, with their June 2022 album I’ve Got a Song produced by the celebrated maestro Peter Katis, the trio are set to expand their reach while still retaining the moments of brilliant musicianship and quirky sonic maneuvering that first earned them notice. The first four songs of the album were released as an EP called Easy Does It in October, giving fans a glimpse of the careful production and acoustic textures that are at the heart of the groups’ sound.