Morgan Zwicker launches first solo EP

by Gayle Wilson

  • <p>CONTRIBUTED PHOTO</p><p>Morgan Zwicker, session drummer turned solo artist.</p>

The South Shore session drummer Morgan Zwicker is hitting the digital highway for the first time as a solo artist.

Last month he announced plans to release his first EP, Songs for No One to You, on July 3.

The EP's five-songs that Zwicker wrote and performs are in the realms of indie, pop, and folk, and reflect on love, life, death, and humanity "with sombre introspection," according to a news release issued by Zwicker.

The 24-year-old musician who lives in Kingsburg describes his compilation as "the condensation of a millennial's experience navigating life's hurdles," and explained that the songs are sequenced in a way to show "progressive self-discovery and worldview."

The first two tracks, Walking Alone and Float Away, reflect on his own teens and depict "the feeling that there's only one other person in the mess of seven billion who matters to you."

He wrote the third track, Running, while performing as a musician on a cruise ship off the shores of Hawaii. "With a soft piano intro climaxing into a full band chorus, this song introduces the themes of self-discovery and dramatic composition that is elevated through the rest of the album," Zwicker suggested. While he said the final two tracks, Growing Old and A Song for No One, attempt to make sense of life and its complexities.

"Meditating on the idea of aging and death may seem like a strange practice, but it's dramatically helped me to enjoy the moment and realize that what we know is finite," Zwicker admitted.

While his music has explored numerous genres, Zwicker suggested that his musical interests are "rapidly evolving." He took "huge inspiration" for the EP from the singer-songwriter from Saskatchewan, Andy Shauf.

Though now in the throes of working on a jazz album., he suggested, "I think it's safe to say there'll be more content in the 'Songs for No One' vibe in the near future."

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