Back in January 2017, Kailee Morgue went viral on Twitter after posting a short demo of herself singing part of a song she wrote. As of June 2017, she had accumulated 45K re-tweets. Naturally, the alt-pop songstress recorded and released the song “Medusa,” which is now available to stream.
I apologize for my voice cracking and the unflattering angles but here’s something I’m working on pic.twitter.com/FdmbCUbwp1
— Kailee Morgue (@morguemami) January 20, 2017
Kailee explains the inspiration behind the song on Facebook, saying, “I heard the first line in a movie [‘There’s blood in the water’] and just had to incorporate it into that beat. It shows vulnerability and creates a different take on Medusa. In mythology, Medusa was cursed with snakes for hair and a hideous face over something that wasn’t her fault. It’s actually a tragic story, but people perceive her as a monster. So, she takes on the leadership role of the ‘broken’ in the song.”
Some of her musical influences include, Stevie Nicks, Gwen Stefani, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. The 19-year- old picked up her first guitar at age ten and has been writing and recording ever since. This past summer she signed with Republic Records and is currently working on her debut album with producer CJ Baran (Melanie Martinez, Panic! At the Disco, Carly Rae Jepsen).
Listen to her viral hit “Medusa” below.