Wade goes into "The Night (Part 2)"
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Wade goes into "The Night (Part 2)"

Friday, November 11, 2022 – Morgan Wade continues the story of her debut release, "The Night," today with "The Night (Part 2)."

The intertwined tracks are available now on a two-sided 7" vinyl via MorganWadeMusic.com.

Originally released as a self-financed single, "The Night" (co-written with co-producer Sadler Vaden of Jason Isbell's 400 Unit band), the song led to the self-release of "Reckless," which scored positive press. "The Night" recalls some of the struggles Wade has navigated while finding sobriety and herself.

More electronic and subdued, "The Night (Part 2)" considers her reckoning with desperation and the daily battle to hang on. Wade confesses, "I'm at war with myself, battered and bruised from my mental health." She reminds listeners the struggle is real, to be vigilant and not give up.

Wade appears in dual music videos for the songs, directed by Grammy nominee P.R. Brown. He has directed videos for Prince, Green Day, Stone Temple Pilots, Miley Cyrus, Death Cab for Cutie, Meat Loaf and My Chemical Romance.

"P.R. sent a treatment that stopped me in my tracks," Wade said. "He seemed to crawl into the two songs, just ingested them in all the shattered bits and wrote this interconnected treatment that traced not just a mental breakdown, but how fragile maintaining one's equilibrium even when you've been figured out the meds or the reasons or whatever else you need to stay sane. "

"He's worked with everyone. The fact that he wanted to work with me was amazing, but what he sent us about how saw and wanted to capture the song, it was shocking how completely he understood the things I was writing about."

"As a director I am drawn to people who have something to say and feel what they present as an artist," said Brown. "When I first heard 'Night 1' and '2' from Morgan, I was captivated by the raw honesty she was singing about. When we started coming up with the concepts for the two videos, I knew that it had to be about her journey, what she went through and how she got to where she is now."

"Life is abstract ,and each person has their own path that they take along the way. These videos are symbolic impressions of the path Morgan has traveled. I spent four nights by myself wandering downtown NYC to capture life as it unfolded. The whole time I was thinking about how Morgan had been to the same places and what she was going through. After capturing that footage ,we found a way to tell her story without being so specific that others could not relate. I am so proud of what we created together and Morgan's willingness to relive some of her journey through her stunning performance."

Wade will embark on her headlining No Signs of Slowing Down Tour in early 2023. Already selling out 25 of the run's 38 performances, Wade added seven new dates and moved eight shows to larger venues.

Wade is working on a follow-up to "Reckless."

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