Hear Morgan Evans’ Debut U.S. Single, ‘Kiss Somebody’
Morgan Evans, a Nashville transplant by way of Australia, recently released his first U.S. single "Kiss Somebody." The single is the first product of Evans signing a record deal with Warner Music Nashville in May, after reaching a high level of success as an artist in his homeland Australia.
Penned by Evans with Nashville hit songwriters Chris DeStefano and Josh Osborne, "Kiss Somebody" is a radio-friendly romance track that is in part, about his moving away from home.
“[The lyrics] are straight out of my life experiences, trying to meet every tough decision head on with determination and positivity,” Evans says in an interview with the Boot. “And no decision was tougher than letting go of everything I knew in Australia to live halfway across the world in Nashville in order to chase a dream — without my family, without my friends and without any concrete guarantees about what might, or might not, be around the corner”
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Though Evans didn't have family or friends when he moved to Nashville two years ago, he did make a few buddies along the way – one of those friends was rising star Kelsea Ballerini, whom Evans is now engaged to. Fans looking for a duet won't quite get that on Ballerini's next album, but Evans will make an appearance on her sophomore album as a backup vocalist.
As for Evans' U.S. debut album, there is no release date, but he is currently working with DeStefano to finish the project.