The Spanish folk-pop-makers pick out their essential tour bus tunes ahead of their forthcoming UK shows.
Adored in their homeland, Spanish pop quintet Morgan have their eyes set on success abroad and in particular, the UK.
The declaration comes in the form of their latest dance-tastic English language single Another Road, which is due for release on 21 February 2020 via the band’s own North Records imprint.
The band, which consists of Nina de Juan (piano, vocals), Paco López (guitar and vocals), Ekain Elorza (drums), Alejandro Ovejero (bass) and David Schulthess (keyboards), have built a dedicated following back home with their 2015 debut LP North and 2018 follow-up Air, the success of which has allowed them to sell out iconic venues such as Barcelona’s Apolo and Madrid’s La Riviera and Joy Eslava.
Morgan will come to the UK later this month for a huge London headline show at Colours Hoxton, after which they’ll start working on their forthcoming new third album.
Ahead of the gig, the band to pick out some of the tracks they love listening to on the road and explain why.
Nor Jones and Dolly Parton – Creepin in
“I listen to it a lot in the tour van. Two of my favourite singer-songwriters doing something beautiful and fun.” – Nina de Juan (vocals, piano)
Paul Simon – Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover
“I like this song because any time you listen to it, your life gets better. It’s nice to enjoy your surroundings with this song.” – Nina de Juan (vocals, piano)
Ezra Collective – Chapter 7
“Great beat, great bars and great piano solo. Three of my favourite things.” – David Schulthess (keyboard)
Billy Preston – Will It Go Round In Circles
“I love Billy’s tune. It’s an energy shot and a booty shaker.” – David Schulthess (keyboard)
Air – La Femme d’Argent
“We use it as the intro for every show. It’s a classic from a great band.” – Ekain Elorza (drums)
Beck – Morning
“I love to play it after a show when back at the hotel room. It gets me ready for the next day.” – Ekain Elorza (drums)
Seiurte – Bi Mila Hitz
“It’s a beautiful Basque song.” – Alejandro Ovejero (bass)
Rosalía – F*****g Money Man
“Great Catalonian artist.” – Alejandro Ovejero (bass)
Chet Baker – Almost blue
“When you have the perfect music for the perfect lyrics, something amazing happens, especially if you can deliver like Chet.” – Paco López (guitar)
Lazy – Deep Purple
“This riff made me go crazy when I was a kid and made me fall in love with the electric guitar.” – Paco López (guitar)
Grab tickets for upcoming Morgan shows through Ticketmaster.co.uk