I’ve still never heard a Morgan Wade cover I didn’t like.
She released the deluxe edition of her fantastic debut album Recklessyesterday, and she’s not messin’ around on this go around, either.
Deluxe albums can often be very hit or miss, because you’re really only getting a few extra songs thrown onto the end of the tracklist, and needless to say, they’re not always an artist’s best effort.
But, Morgan is a superstar in the making, and it’s obvious that she put just as much effort into the bonus tracks we’re receiving today as she did into the original songs. And she has the response to prove it:
“We didn’t want to overwhelm people. We knew it was heavy, entirely real and not like the records most people were putting out.
But as we took the music to the people, I was amazed how many people were singing ‘The Night’ back as loud as ‘Wilder Days,’ and I realized we hadn’t quite told the whole story.
So, this is the rest of it, and little bit more… think of it like breadcrumbs as a trail to where we’re heading.”
And, quite possibly my favorite one out of them all is her cover of Elvis’ hit “Suspicious Minds”.
The song was originally written and recorded by Mark James, but cut by Elvis in 1969, which is when it became an instant hit after going #1 in a little over 2 months. It was also famously recorded by Dwight Yoakam, as well as Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter.
Of course, Morgan updated the production and put her own, unique spin on the song, but she still managed to capture all of the same feeling and emotion that runs through all the other great aforementioned covers, too.
That’s no easy task, either, especially considering all of the legendary artists who have put their own touch on it, but I just can’t get enough of Morgan’s raspy voice and willingness to just fully go there with whatever she does.
If you only listen to one new tune today, definitely make it this: