Congratulations on your recent WAMi award - your third one to date...
Tell us a little about that 'Song of the Year' award:
The award was for my track HOLD ON from my current EP and it always feels good to be recognised by your peers and others from the local music industry. Makes you feel like you're doing something right!
We're loving 'Why Don't You Stay', what is the story behind that one? It's a song I wrote about giving your everything to someone and the anxiety you experience because of that. You don't want those anxieties to get in the way or take over how you feel in your relationship so you are constantly fighting it.
At just 20 years of age, you're a semi finalist in the International Songwriting Competition and also a finalist in the US John Lennon Songwriting contest, how does that feel and how do you juggle it all?: It's always reassuring to get recognition in your songwriting because it reassures you that you are on the right track so it feels great!
I'm happy to juggle it all and I have a lot of support...I'm pretty driven really which helps
When did you decide that you wanted to pursue music and as a fellow Perth kid, what did you do to make that happen?:
I knew when I was very young that music would be what I'd do and I started songwriting at 10 and began entering songwriting competitions at 14. I had a lot of support from my family and I started playing open mic nights at 15 and it's progressed from there.
Which artists are you totally hooked on right now?:
Alabama Shakes....they are killing it right now. I've just been with them over at Bluesfest and I'm singing their new single daily!
Do you have any advice for other aspiring songwriters?:
Write EVERYTHING!! Classical, Country, Blues, Pop, Soul whatever...just keep writing!
Where is your national tour taking you and what aspect are you most excited about?:
Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Launceston, Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Windsor and I'm really excited to show different audiences my new tune!
And after the tour, what's next for Morgan Bain?:
Well let's get through the tour first haha....then as soon as I get back I've got an overseas invitation to a huge Conference/Festival (that I can't announce yet) from the tour and then loads of WA shows as well as more recording etc. It's going to be a busy year, trust me, haha!
Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with us! All the best!!
Thanks heaps for chatting with me, hope you can make it to a show!