Tastemaker-approved genre-defiant alternative pop antihero Morgan Saint returns with a brand new EP entitled HELP today. Get it HERE via RCA Records UK.
Additionally, she shares the music video for the title track and first single “HELP.” Watch it HERE.
Shot in green night vision during quarantine, the claustrophobic clip translates the tension of the song’s love triangle into a Blair Witch-style freak out. Meanwhile, the song fuses skittering hi-hats to her airy delivery before she asks, “Can you love somebody if you love somebody else?” Fittingly, she punctuates this anthem with a scream.
Morgan personally co-produced each song on the EP, assembling a clear vision. She teased out the sexy transmissions of “DON’T BE SCARED” on social media last week, and Idolator christened it “a racy banger…We stan a sex-positive queen!” Whether it be the piano twinkle of “THIS CITY” or the ethereal glimmer of “I DREAMT THAT I KNEW YOU,” the project filters emotional confessions through a kaleidoscope of immersive production and impressive vocal delivery.
Her most personal project yet, Morgan shares, “this new music is a pretty big shift for me. I really completely rejected and broke down every box that I had put myself in creatively. I haven’t held back on anything, and it feels amazing! This project was truly from my heart and brain directly to you. HELP is bold, blunt and honest.”
Check out the full tracklisting below.
Of the EP, Idolator observed, “The growth between 17 HERO and ALIEN was monumental, so who knows where her beautiful mind is at in 2020.”
The last time we heard from Morgan Saint was on 2019’s “god bless our souls.” Receiving claim out of the gate, Ones To Watch praised how she “blessed the world with a means to spiritual enlightenment.” Meanwhile, PAPER called the song a “minimal balled about a dark and stormy love affair” highlighting that “the song’s melodramatic edge and twisty melodies are what truly sell it.” They also included her among “Eight Faces Defining the Future of Fashion” this year. Not to mention, she lent her voice to BEAM’s single “NUMB” and toured alongside Dennis Lloyd and LÉON.
You may recognize Morgan Saint as the genre- and gender-defiant alternative pop extraterrestrial behind a string of critically acclaimed releases since her 2017 landing. The Long Island native picked up guitar and piano as a kid before attending Parsons New School for Design. She incited a growing buzz with the 17 HERO EP in 2017. A year later, the ALIEN EP established her as a fan and tastemaker favorite. Along the way, she received praise from Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Time, Allure, i-D, V Magazine, Interview, Rollacoaster, Notion, WWD, Idolator, Ones to Watch and Paper who crowned her one of “100 Women Revolutionizing Pop.” Simultaneously, this intriguing live performer entranced crowds at Lollapalooza and Life Is Beautiful in addition to on tours with Banks, Goldfrapp, LÉON, Dennis Lloyd, lovelytheband and more. However, the singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist finally presents the full picture in 2020. Morgan’s HELP EP casts a glow on the fire, flirtatiousness, and freedom of her personality. At some points, she haunts. At other points, she seduces. Throughout, the songstress clings to unmatched honesty.
1. DON’T BE SCARED
3. KEEP ON HANGING ON
5. THIS CITY
6. I DREAMT THAT I KNEW YOU