Kailee Morgue is your new favourite artist. Producing a kind of ethereal pop that has a deeper meaning than boyfriends and broken hearts, Morgue is LA’s answer to the goth-revival. A self-described introvert, she takes equal inspiration from Instagram black holes and YouTube conspiracy theories as she does Stevie Nicks, Gwen Stefani and Pink Floyd.
Breaking through last year with the glossy track “Medusa”, which hit over one million plays, Kailee recently followed up with new single “Discovery” and her EP, also titled Medusa. We catch up with the intriguing artist to talk songwriting, style and witchcraft.
Last year I had quite a bit of interest in it, but I never fully got into a routine of doing spells and keeping track of when to do rituals. So this year I want to make sure I’m on a schedule of sage-ing my house, maybe practising some crystal healing, and learning as much as I can.
One of my resolutions was to focus on myself and not get so caught up in everyone else’s life and stop comparing myself to other people.
I wrote this track with CJ Baran. The initial idea was the line “you are my discovery” and from there we tried to build this picture of the loneliness and desperation through the song.
I wouldn’t say it’s edgy or out of this world but I still think my style is individual and unique. I get a lot of my inspiration from Gwen Stefani and Haley Williams.
I find myself getting lost on the explore page on Instagram a lot but I also spend a good amount of time on YouTube watching a load of conspiracy theories!
I would like to see R&B getting more recognition. There is some awesome talent out there that deserves a lot more credit, artists such as Daniel Caesar, Willow Smith and Kevin Abstract.