In her new single “Shine,” Morgan Taylor Jones embraces a soft, quiet intro that slowly erupts into a rhythmic melody with hip hop undertones. Morgan explains that “Shine” comes from a place where elegance and brawn collide. It’s a song that allows the listener to embrace the sultry sounds of R&B, while still hearing the raw, rugged sounds of other genres. “I wanted to approach things from a different angle. It’s very powerful, very strong, very different, yet still very me,” she shares, adding it’s the record you wake up to in the morning and tell yourself, “I got this.”
“Shine” is dynamic, powerful, and captivating. As my second single, released September 2016, it showcases me in a unique way, of which I’m excited to share with the world. The message within the lyrics I wrote for this song is one that I know will relate to others.
“I often say I’m bilingual. I speak two languages – English and Music. There’s a reason they say ‘where words fail, music speaks.’ Music is my first love. My parents met in a band. It’s all I’ve ever known. Music drives me and fulfills me in a way that few things have ever come close to doing. I couldn’t imagine my life without it. It’s been my best friend, a healer, my confidant. It’s been there for me through the best and worst times. I hope to use my music to touch, inspire, and motivate others the way music has always done for me.” “But overall, who am I? At the core, I’m just a girl who chooses and refuses to let my dreams die. I owe it to myself. I owe it to the universe. I owe it you. And I hope you enjoy.” – MTJ
Morgan Taylor Jones: Shine
Morgan Taylor Jones: Shine Lyrics: