The self-proclaimed “emo cowgirl” just doesn’t miss.
Megan Moroney has been making major waves in Nashville since releasing her viral hit “Tennessee Orange” last fall. While she only signed a record deal recently, she’s been recording independently since her college days at UGA. Just last week, she announced her debut studio album “Lucky” will be released May 5th. We haven’t seen the track list yet but if I had to guess, these unreleased tracks will definitely (hopefully) be a part of this project.
1. “Sleep On My Side”
Our girl Meg is a straight-up savage for this one. Think of it as the polar opposite of “Tennessee Orange.” The guy Megan describes in this song is more…“Red-Flag-Red”, if you will. “I sleep on my side…and you sleep with everyone” says it all.
2. “Georgia Girl“
There’s not an ounce of doubt in my mind that this’ll be on the album. Being the proud GA gal that she is, Megan wouldn’t dare to leave it out. Megan gave us a taste of this song on TikTok last summer, and it’s easily a 10/10.
3. “Why Johnny”
Another unreleased gem that I needed yesterday. Unlike some songs inspired by a lengthy backstory, Megan posted “Why Johnny” on TikTok saying “Johnny Cash ended up changing for June but he definitely screwed up a lot in the process (look it up lol) so that’s what this song is about.” She claims it’s one of her favorites she’s written, leading me to believe we’ll be listening to it in no time.
4. “Mustang Or Me”
Meg shared a video singing “Mustang or Me” during soundcheck while on the road with Chase Matthew and DAMN. It perfectly showcases her crystal clear yet just-gritty-enough voice, and I’ll be seriously disappointed if it’s not on the “Lucky” track list. I don’t even need a studio version, I could listen to the soundcheck recording for 5 hours straight.
5. “Leave Me Alone”
Megan shared “Leave Me Alone” on YouTube in 2021. She posted it on Mother’s Day with a sweet picture of she and her mom and stated ““Leave Me Alone” is probably one of the most personal songs I’ve ever written. I cried the first time playing it through when I wrote it back in 2020. My mom is my best friend, and I quite literally don’t think I could function without her.”
She goes on to write “I wasn’t sure what project this song would fit on, but I wanted to share it here with y’all because it’s so special to me.” (I’m not crying, you’re crying.) Clearly Megan was saving this to officially drop at just the right time and this HAS to be it. Does it match her current sound? Not really. But I can’t think of anything more special than having this ode to her mama featured on her first studio album.
If you need me, I’ll be listening to this list on repeat until I can officially stream “Lucky” on May 5th.