Morgxn Beacon album review

MORGXN Beacon | When going home is the hardest journey

After a long time away from his hometown, Nashville (USA), Morgan returned home to write the best album of his career, ‘BEACON. As Morgxn says, sometimes we’re the boat and sometimes we’re the beacon.

The meaning of BEACON

MORGXN explained that he has found his voice in life later than most, but the road to finding it has been quite a journey.

Sometimes you know where you’re going and sometimes you’re lost but either way you’re in it and that’s where life happens.

When her father passed away in 2015, she picked up a blank journal and wrote, “backbone“. Almost 9 years later he has found its meaning and has reflected it on his new album ‘BEACON‘.

Morgan had been living away from his home in Nashville for over 6 years to escape the demons that dwelled there, but he knew he had to return home to face them. So he did, and finally discovered that backbone, discovered love, and most of all, discovered that the journey is the destination. From there, ‘BEACON’ would emerge.

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Morgxn ‘Beacon’

Just how the light seems darkest just before the rush of morning. ‘Beacon’ has and continues to save my life. It charges me and gives me hope even when I can’t see it myself.

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Morgxn Beacon | Album review

MORGXN (Morgan Isaac Karr), born and raised in Nashville, released his debut album ‘vital‘ in 2018 including the hit single “home” featuring Walk The Moon. This would be followed in 2022 by ‘MERIDIAN‘, with the viral hit “WONDER” racking up 200M streams.

Much of that music spoke of his home in Nashville, of anxieties, of dreams, of fears… and yet Morgxn lived far from there.

When he considered writing his third album, he said:

It’s time. I’m going to make this album in Nashville.

So Morgan went back and wrote over 100 songs on his childhood piano. From all of them he would keep 10 that tell the story of his journey to the present day, what he calls “the hero’s journey” in honor of the book that inspired him, Joseph Campbell’s ‘The Hero with a 1000 Faces‘.

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‘BEACON’ explains Morgan’s transformative journey that leads him to return home a new person. Each of the songs on the album vindicate his story and explain the path he has taken.

Musically BEACON is a great alternative pop album, full of epic choruses, a fantastic backing band and lyrics that showcase Morgxn’s current self-assurance.

  • The album opens with Beacon‘, our Emotion of the Week. An anthem that tells us about the ups and downs of life, where sometimes we need someone to lean on and sometimes we are the support.
  • The journey continues with ‘What We Could Be‘ where Morgxn examines the challenges and temptations we face on our particular journey.
  • Rebirth comes in ‘My Revival‘, a turning point in Morgan’s life, which is used in demonstrations in support of LGBTQ.
  • To Be Human‘, is a song about what happens when your life comes crashing down around you. Morgan said, “There’s no journey that that doesn’t hit a peak, and then fall apart. That is what happened to me in making music, in the music industry“.
  • The final stage of the journey is the victorious hero’s return home a new man. That’s the last track on the album ‘Where I’m From‘.
  • Before ending the album Morgxn included the last phone message his father left him before he died, just before a concert: “I love you, good luck tonight. Break a leg, I hope it goes great“.

Morgxn passes all his songs through the dog test. If he plays a song only on piano and it doesn’t make him and his dog sing 🐶, he discards it. We don’t know if it’s because of that, but BEACON is a rounded album that will be an important leap in MORGXN’s career.

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Morgxn 'Beacon' Lyrics

Where do we begin?
You think you’re lost, my friend?
Started at the end
Where the water meets the wind
And over waves
I’ll try to show you grace
To keep you sound and safe
Might not ever see your face

But I know a place where we can go
Somewhere I may never know
But it’s out there, I believe it

Look for the afterglow over the undertow
That pulls you to these stones and let it lead you
I might not know your pain, but I won’t let that change
The color of my flame, who knows the reason?
Sometimes we’re the boat
And sometimes we’re the beacon
Sometimes we’re the beacon

Maybe you were right
You’ve lost the will to fight
Sinking might sound nice
But I promise that’s a lie
So don’t give up
Know that you are loved
Know that you’re enough
And even when it’s rough

Let’s set our sights out there beyond
Where we’ve been dreaming all along
Where the light meets the horizon

Look for the afterglow over the undertow
That pulls you to these stones and let it lead you
I might not know your pain, but I won’t let that change
The color of my flame, who knows the reason?
Sometimes we’re the boat
And sometimes we’re the beacon
Sometimes we’re the beacon
Sometimes we’re the beacon

Look for the afterglow over the undertow
That pulls you to these stones and let it lead you
I might not know your pain, but I won’t let that change
The color of my flame, who knows the reason?

Look for the afterglow over the undertow
That pulls you to these stones and let it lead you
I might not know your pain, but I won’t let that change
The color of my flame, who knows the reason?
Sometimes we’re the boat
And sometimes we won’t know it
That sometimes we’re the boat
And sometimes we’re the beacon
Sometimes we’re the beacon
Sometimes we’re the beacon

Morgxn 'Beacon' Lyrics in Spanish

¿Por dónde empezamos?
¿Crees que estás perdido, amigo mío?
Empezamos por el final
Donde el agua se encuentra con el viento
Y sobre las olas
Trataré de mostrarte gracia
Para mantenerte sano y salvo
Puede que nunca vea tu cara

Pero conozco un lugar donde podemos ir
A algún lugar que tal vez nunca conozca
Pero está ahí fuera, lo creo.

Busca el resplandor sobre la resaca
Que te arrastra a estas piedras y deja que te guíe
Puede que no conozca tu dolor, pero no dejaré que eso cambie
El color de mi llama, ¿quién sabe la razón?
A veces somos el barco
Y a veces somos el faro
A veces somos el faro

Tal vez tenías razón
Has perdido la voluntad de luchar
Hundirse puede sonar bien
Pero te prometo que es mentira
Así que no te rindas
Se que eres amado
Que eres suficiente
E incluso cuando es duro

Pongamos nuestras miras más allá
Donde hemos estado soñando todo el tiempo
Donde la luz se encuentra con el horizonte

Busca el resplandor sobre la resaca
Que te arrastra a estas piedras y deja que te guíe
Puede que no conozca tu dolor, pero no dejaré que eso cambie
El color de mi llama, ¿quién sabe la razón?
A veces somos el barco
Y a veces somos el faro
A veces somos el faro
A veces somos el faro

Busca el resplandor sobre la resaca
Que te arrastra a estas piedras y deja que te guíe
Puede que no conozca tu dolor, pero no dejaré que eso cambie
El color de mi llama, ¿quién sabe la razón?

Busca el resplandor sobre la resaca
Que te arrastra a estas piedras y deja que te guíe
Puede que no conozca tu dolor, pero no dejaré que eso cambie
El color de mi llama, ¿quién sabe la razón?
A veces somos el barco
Y a veces no lo sabremos
Que a veces somos el barco
Y a veces somos el faro
A veces somos el faro
A veces somos el faro

Author | JC Trembol

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