Port Stanley, Ontario’s Lucy Morgan has recently shared her EP entitled Firelight.
All the songs on Lucy’s six-track Firelight EP were inspired by her journey after a really terrible and impossible breakup. It was a long road for her to get back to herself after that experience. Music was what she turned to in those moments of hopelessness as well as the moments of peace.
“For me, love and relationships have consisted of a power struggle a lot of the time,” says Lucy. “It has felt in the past like there is some sort of game to be played, especially at the start of something new. This generation of dating is so incredibly flawed and there is a consensus that people like ‘the chase.’ Which is just so silly. But I have been guilty of giving into that and when I wrote this song I was wrapped up in it big time.”
Sure thing! My name is Lucy Morgan. I was born and raised in the small village of Port Stanley. My dad is a musician, so I grew up with music in my life from the very start. I went to school for theatre and drama studies, but when I moved home for a year after graduation, I started gigging around with my dad and realized my heart was in music. Since then, I’ve been writing, recording, and performing any chance I get!
Firelight is a collection of songs I wrote following an impossible breakup. I broke up with my girlfriend on the second day of the first lockdown. Leaving someone is hard enough, but doing it when you have literally no distractions or human interaction felt like drowning in a sea of anxiety. But it also forced me to go deep and do some crucial healing and growth. I spent every day writing music. I found it to be the one thing that kept me afloat at that time. I wrote countless songs about what I was going through, but I felt the six that I chose for the EP reflected my experience with all of its nuance.
The title track “Firelight” was written with my friend and fellow artist Freida Mari last summer and was the last one added to the project. It was at a point when I was moving on and seeing new people but had walls up from the pain of being in such a toxic relationship previously. We wanted to write a song about diving into something new, even when it’s scary. I felt like it was the perfect song for the first track and the title of the project. Because even after all I went through, I still have an open heart. I will never allow the actions of someone else to dictate my future happiness. Let that fire light, baby, and if it burns out, that’s just part of the journey.
Most of my songs are about heartbreak, with which I have much experience (unfortunately). But I have always loved and related to the sad stuff. I especially like songs that have a somber message but are put into an upbeat pop production. The kind you can cry on the dance floor to, ya know? Every song I have written has been inspired by events in my life, even if it’s small, I find it easiest to write about when it has happened to me. That’s why I love to collaborate with other people because they bring a perspective that I don’t have and vice versa. We come together and create something beautiful from two different angles on the same theme.
At this point in my music career, I mostly play local gigs in London, Ontario. If you follow my socials, I am always posting upcoming gigs in the area at bars and restaurants. I am planning a northern Ontario next summer, so look out for details on that in the new year!
My goal for 2022 was to release my EP, so yay for me on completing that! My goal for the next year is to be doing music full-time. As corny as it sounds, I’m just a small-town girl working toward her dreams. So, that means working a day job to fund my music. So, when I get to the point where I am getting enough gigs to quit my day job, that will be a good day, indeed!
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.