Morgan Swann, an upcoming musician from Ipswich, Suffolk. Started making and releasing music around 9 months ago. Swann’s musical direction is heavily inspired by Hip Hop, R&B, UK Rap and Grime. Having a passion for music from a very young age Swann always wanted to have a go at producing his own records however, many things were holding him back. Late 2017 something changed for the young musician and he decided to take the plunge and chase his lifelong dreams. From then to now, Swann has shown his passion, drive and versatility throughout his releases and promises to only get better and better with every release. His latest release Practicing, is a testament to that. Swann has a been away for a short while perfecting his craft and he doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon.
Here’s what happened when Ray Sang spoke to Morgan Swann about music and more
For those who don’t know, who is Morgan Swann?
Morgan Swann is an upcoming artist from a small town called Ipswich in the UK.
How long have you been making music and what inspired you to start?
I’ve always wanted to make music but somethings always stopped, whether that be me making excuses or external factors… But last November I released my first Track vi Soundcloud, the reception was great so just continued from there. Life inspired me to start really, I realised I had a lot to talk about so just started putting it in my music.
What’s the one song you wish you had written?
Tough one, too many to name. I wish I wrote Bryson Tiller Don’t though lol. That was one of the songs I listened to and was like yeah let me jump on this music thing. I actually tried to cover it years ago but my version was dead hahaha
Who is on your playlist right now?
I’m listening to a lot of R&B again at the moment. So the likes of 6lack, Mahlia and Ella Mai right now.
Let’s talk about the music. So practicing seems to be a very self reflective track. What was your thought process behind writing it?
I actually got sent the instrumental months ago, and the first thing I heard was the hook. I couldn’t really think of any decent verses back then though so just sat with it for a little bit. I didn’t really think I’d be able to do Grime like that really, but I gave it ago and Practicing came out of it. I wanted to create more songs that I could perform and get a good reaction from crowds. I think Practicing will achieve that! But yeah like most of my songs it is quite self reflective, I feel I have a real point to prove with this music stuff…
You’re clearly an artists who likes to experiment with different sounds, why did you go for grime on this track?
I love grime and UK music, always have since I was younger. I also like to try different things and leave my comfort zone a bit. My kinda thing is, I don’t want to make/release the same song twice, because then it just gets repetitive and boring. I wanna keep people guessing and asking what’s he going to do next.
Do you find it harder to break into the UK music scene not being from London?
Yes, much harder. First I’ve got to get the support of people locally and then break into the London scene and branch out all over the country etc. But it is what it is, can be done.. Some say it’s an advantage because London is overcrowded right now, everyone wants to do music.
What’s the most challenging thing about being an upcoming artist?
The support really, I do have a lot of support which I’m so grateful for but there’s this stigma that people don’t really want to publicly support something until its popular which I think is dead.
If everything goes to plan where do you see your career 5 years from now?
I like questions like these, gives me a chance to speak things into existence. 5 years from now, myself and everyone around me are going to be good. Beyond good even. I’m going to be an established artist by then, shows around the country/hopefully even the world by then… 5 years is a long time, lots can happen can’t it?
I will have projects out and hopefully a timeless debut album.
Is there an EP or mixtape in the works?
No, not yet… I’m still finding myself musically and trying to grow a fanbase. I do have enough music to fill a couple EP’S though so just keep on the look out for the singles!
Any final shoutouts or plugs?
PRACTICING OUT NOW!!! Kidding, shout out yourself for the opportunity, I really appreciate it! Also got to shout out all of the people supporting me thus far, it’s all love!