Kailee Morgue Brings Medusa To Outside Lands The Young Singer Show Promise With Her Supple Singing
SAN FRANCISCO, CA-
“… As Blurred Culture’s music editor, I’d like to think that I have a pretty good sense of the hot, new up and coming artists on the horizon. When my peers started tossing the name “Kailee Morgue” around, I was at a loss. I didn’t know who she was. Obviously, you should never assume you know everything. Lesson learned.
This young (she’s either 19 or 20 as of the date of this post) singer songwriter initially made a name for herself as a Youtube video blogger, which she was able to parlay into a record deal with Republic Records. Her debut EP, Medusa, was released earlier this year, and its four songs of generally downtempo, pop bliss. Kailee’s delicate, soprano vocals is the perfect compliment to her darkwave instrumentals.
Kailee’s popularity at Outside Lands was clearly noticeable as a sizable crowd arrived at the festival early to catch her set. Her vocal performance was spot-on, sounding very much like the tracks she has recorded, however, I personally felt that her youth was evident during her performance. Yes, the music is generally moody, but I felt that it could have benefitted from a little more stage presence to give the performance a little extra “umph”. Maybe a darker setting (i.e. a tent/indoor stage or an evening time slot), could have really given her music a bit more atmosphere?
Minute criticisms aside, it was still a solid performance. I think it’s just a matter of time before she puts it all together, and with her being so young, she’s got plenty of time to perfect her act…”