Everything she touches turns to gold (or green) lately.
Country music’s it-girl, Megan Moroney, has taken the world by storm over the last few months. From scoring hits like the platinum single, Tennesee Orange, to recently opening for the legendary Brooks & Dunn, Moroney is undoubtedly on a hot streak. Today, she released her highly-anticipated debut album, Lucky,
Lucky includes the aforementioned Tennessee Orange, as well as pre-released tracks such as I’m Not Pretty, Lucky and Girl in The Mirror. TikTok-teased tracks, Traitor Joe and Mustang or Me, also appear on the 13-track album.
As stated in the hand-written note posted on Instagram, Lucky covers a lot of ground in terms of subject matter.
Prepare to feel all the things because there’s a bit of everything… happy songs, funny songs, empowering songs and of course, sad songs.
Moroney is quite accurate in her description of Lucky. The album covers a wide array of subject matter and styles throughout. There are breakup songs, love songs, spiritual songs, and sad songs, of course. In addition to the varying subject matter, there are heavy inclusions of steel guitar throughout the record.
The closing track, Sad Songs For Sad People, is a particularly interesting one. Moroney begins the song fully leaning into her “emo cowgirl” persona, discussing how she loves writing sad songs and the sadder sides of life. She flips the song on its head at the end of the chorus, changing the perceived “sad song for sad people” into a love song for the one she’s addressing throughout the track. Clever songwriting like this is present throughout the album and lemme tell ya, it did NOT disappoint.
Check out I’m Not Pretty and Sad Songs For Sad People, as well as the emotional music video for Girl in The Mirror, here: