NYC Folk Collective Morningsiders Announce EP Release Show At City Winery; Share Track       

September 4, 2021 BY Nettwerk

Tomorrow, New York City folk-pop trio Morningsiders will share their optimistic and hopeful third single, “Nightingale,” from their upcoming EP, Easy Does It, out October 8, 2021. The band explains, “This is one of the oldest songs that band has been sitting on since college, but every time we tried to work it up, it never came out right. In rewriting it, I just wanted to make something unabashedly positive after such a terrible year. A pick-me-up that isn’t pretending to be particularly deep, just reassuring. The end of the song was really cathartic to record and just let loose a bit. I don’t know that I really feel that way all the time (the “I’ve got a song and I don’t fear sadness” part), but it feels really good to shout, and while you’re singing it, you can almost believe it.”


The trio, comprised of Magnus Ferguson, vocals/guitar; Reid Jenkins, fiddle/vocals; and Robert Frech, piano, are excited to announce they will be headlining an EP release show at City Winery in NYC on October 7th. Known for their unique indie music that bridges the gap between virtuosic, intimate live moments and gorgeously atmospheric studio-produced pop song prowess, the trio have evolved from an acoustic and instrumental-heavy Americana collective comprised of rotating members into today’s guitar-fiddle-piano trio more focused on songcraft and production. Easy Does It EP was produced by the celebrated maestro Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Sharon van Etten, Kurt Vile) and mostly written by Ferguson and arranged in turn by Jenkins with contributions from Frech.

They first made 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 song now has over 40 million streams on Spotify. The band then released a song each month throughout 2018 and 2019, ultimately releasing the lot as their debut LP, A Little Lift. In 2020, they branched out from their acoustic roots for the folk-rock driven sophomore album, Pollen. And now, with the release of Easy Does It, the trio are set to expand their reach on a larger level while still retaining the moments of brilliant musicianship and quirky sonic maneuvering that first earned them notice. By honing in on an accessible, more concise sound driven by a sense of emotional and lyrical optimism with a simple and confident presentation, Morningsiders are poised to become the next big thing in the folk-pop world. Stay tuned for more to come from Morningsiders.