Queens-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kyle Morgan works with a “conglomeration of Americana styles”, from acoustic ballads to Alt-Country and throwback 60’s Rock ’n Roll. His upcoming album Younger At Most Everything, coming to Team Love Records on February 25, 2022, tracks his own “spiritual evolution” as a “non-linear path towards healing”. The second single, “Ransom The Captive Heart” is out now.
Morgan comments on the new track:
I wasn’t really sure what “Ransom The Captive Heart” was all about while writing it. More than subject matter or meaning, it was language and the sounds of words that guided me through its composition. I often find that without some concrete piece of reality or experience anchoring me in the songwriting process, my mind unconsciously gravitates back to the Christian mythology I was reared on and which I’ve spent most my adult life alternatively running from and returning to in dizzying pendulum motions. Listening now, I hear a song of resignation, a reluctant recognition that the constant striving to attain redemption, salvation, enlightenment (whatever you call it) is the very thing keeping me from the freedom I long for.
The album’s title is a mishearing of Gram Parson’s 1968 classic “Hickory Wind”. The production of Younger At Most Everything began in late February 2020 with a whirlwind session at Welterweight Sound in the Hudson Valley of NY. Working with producer Ryan Dieringer, Morgan recorded live solo performances of over 20 songs in two days’ time, many of which would comprise the core of the album.