Saskatchewan’s Next Star winner, Katie Morgan has unveiled her debut pop-rock single, “Leave”. The single is a deeply personal and autobiographical track, capturing the feeling of hitting rock bottom and not knowing where to go next.
Check out the single below and find out more about Katie in our newest Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Katie Morgan, I’m 17 years old and I’m a singer/songwriter from Saskatchewan.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
My music is rock/pop with just a pinch of indie. I like to write stories or whatever is rambling around in my head. I’ve always had a weird way of looking at the world, and I think that can come across in the way I write. I see everything in lyrics, so when you read or listen to any of my songs, you are seeing the world the way I do.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
Because of COVID, I don’t have any live shows planned. But my live shows are very high energy. I like being able to jump around and headbang to the music. So my live shows tend to be loud and energetic as hell.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
I would suggest my newest single “Leave”. I feel like it really looks into how I choose to express myself as an artist, and it deals with how I saw a certain time in my life, which was when I felt like I had absolutely hit rock bottom. It’s a depressing song, and very emotional, but I think it would help people get to know me and my writing.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
I have a very diverse taste in music, I will listen to heavy metal to opera. I love Nickelback, always have. I also like listening to The Weeknd, he has a cool style. And then Alannah Myles is another favourite, and also Alanis Morisette.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.