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Morgan Wade has never sounded like anybody else, and for a long time, she thought that meant her songs were just for her. Honestly, I think that was really good for me, she says. It made me think, Alright, well, Im not going to sing for anybody elsebut Im singing for myself.

Since then, Wade has figured out that when you grow up in Floyd, Virginia, where bluegrass sustains everyone like the Blue Ridge Mountain air but you hear other sounds like pop and punk in your own head, singing for yourself is the way to become the artist you were always meant to be.

Produced by Sadler VadenJason Isbells longtime guitarist and an acclaimed solo artist in his own rightWades full-length debut Reckless is a confident rock-and-roll record that introduces a young singer-songwriter who is embracing her strengths and quirks as she continues to ask questions about who she isand who she wants to be. Her voice, a raspy soprano that can soothe liltingly or growl, is on brilliant display. I feel like the last couple of years have been me trying to figure out where I fit in, who I fit in with, and whats going on, Wade says. Im almost four years sober, so a lot of the friends I had, I dont really hang out with anymore. When I wrote these songs, I was going through a lot, just trying to figure out who I am.

Morgan Wade has never sounded like anybody else, and for a long time, she thought that meant her songs were just for her. Honestly, I think that was really good for me, she says. It made me think, Alright, well, Im not going to sing for anybody elsebut Im singing for myself.

Since then, Wade has figured out that when you grow up in Floyd, Virginia, where bluegrass sustains everyone like the Blue Ridge Mountain air but you hear other sounds like pop and punk in your own head, singing for yourself is the way to become the artist you were always meant to be.

Produced by Sadler VadenJason Isbells longtime guitarist and an acclaimed solo artist in his own rightWades full-length debut Reckless is a confident rock-and-roll record that introduces a young singer-songwriter who is embracing her strengths and quirks as she continues to ask questions about who she isand who she wants to be. Her voice, a raspy soprano that can soothe liltingly or growl, is on brilliant display. I feel like the last couple of years have been me trying to figure out where I fit in, who I fit in with, and whats going on, Wade says. Im almost four years sober, so a lot of the friends I had, I dont really hang out with anymore. When I wrote these songs, I was going through a lot, just trying to figure out who I am.

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Reckless [LP]
Artist: Morgan Wade
Format: Vinyl
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DISC: 1

1. Wilder Days
2. Matches and Metaphors
3. Other Side
4. Dont Cry
5. Mend
6. Last Cigarette
7. Take Me Away
8. Reckless
9. Northern Air
10. Met You

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Morgan Wade has never sounded like anybody else, and for a long time, she thought that meant her songs were just for her. Honestly, I think that was really good for me, she says. It made me think, Alright, well, Im not going to sing for anybody elsebut Im singing for myself.

Since then, Wade has figured out that when you grow up in Floyd, Virginia, where bluegrass sustains everyone like the Blue Ridge Mountain air but you hear other sounds like pop and punk in your own head, singing for yourself is the way to become the artist you were always meant to be.

Produced by Sadler VadenJason Isbells longtime guitarist and an acclaimed solo artist in his own rightWades full-length debut Reckless is a confident rock-and-roll record that introduces a young singer-songwriter who is embracing her strengths and quirks as she continues to ask questions about who she isand who she wants to be. Her voice, a raspy soprano that can soothe liltingly or growl, is on brilliant display. I feel like the last couple of years have been me trying to figure out where I fit in, who I fit in with, and whats going on, Wade says. Im almost four years sober, so a lot of the friends I had, I dont really hang out with anymore. When I wrote these songs, I was going through a lot, just trying to figure out who I am.

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Now living in Damascus, Virginia, about two hours east of where she grew up, Wade remains connected to the roots that raised her, even as she stretches. All these bluegrass players would get together out in the streets and play music together, she says of her little hometown. My grandfather would go up there every Friday night, and Id go up there with him and my grandma. I remember falling asleep on their laps, just sitting up there, listening to music. When Wade began to write her own songs, country radio was dominated by svelte voices like Shania Twain and Faith Hilland Wade couldnt hear herself in any of them.

Id write songs but didnt tell anybody about it, Wade says. It was like some kind of secret. Even as a kid, it was what I liked to do: Id go off into my own little world and write songs and stories.

Wade was 19 and in college when she first performed in public: an open mic in Floyd, backed by a band she had cobbled together via Craigslist. She loved the stageand soon, her secret writing and singing became a publicand belovedsoundtrack. Wade began touring with her band, the Stepbrothers, and generated a grassroots following and high-profile attentionincluding that of Vaden.

Asked how she feels about the head-turning voice she used to hide, Wade is characteristically honest, self-deprecating, and insightful. I still go through moments. I was in the studio two weeks ago and I thought, Can I actually sing? Is everybody just mocking me right now? She laughs a little and sighs. I think it just takes a while. After spending all those years feeling like you werent good enough, it takes time to rewire your brainto know hey: You really do have a good voice.

Today, with Reckless in tow, Wade is ready to for her voice to be heard. This is different than anything Ive ever done before, she says of the record. Its opened up a bunch of different lanesand Im proud of it. A lot of the songs are about figuring out what the hell Im doing. She pauses and grins. Maybe record number two will be a little bit more about knowing who I am.

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