The most classic approach often yields the freshest results. 21-year-old Julian Morgan, a New York born singer, songwriter, producer, and musician, immediately evokes the peak of '90s R&B with relevant Urban Pop. His combination of talents empowers Julian to connect with listeners by making music fans and media alike as he prepares for the summer release of his debut of his debut EP via Prepared Records. You could say Julian Morgan was destined to bring people to their feet. After picking up piano at just seven-years-old, the young phenom dedicated himself wholeheartedly to the instrument. He listened to an array of greats, from Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder to Chris Brown and John Legend. Julian also learned to play the trumpet and joined choir in high school, discovering his voice along the way. By 12th grade, he earned a spot in his school's all-state jazz choir. However, it was solo performance of Stevie Wonder's "I Wish" at the Capitol Building in Albany, New York that properly kick started his journey. "That really opened my eyes," Julian recalls. "It was such a magical feeling to sing while backed by a band. I was so comfortable. Being on stage just like it was meant to be. There was no other place I'd rather be, either."
After attending Suffolk County Community College, Julian buckled down and focused on music. As he wrote countless songs, he worked with renowned vocal coach Jan Smith [Justin Bieber, Drake] to hone his chops. In 2016, he linked up with producer Will Caballero and engineer Mitch Tricarico and began recording original tracks. After one listen, Prepared Records C.E.O. Eric Sfoglia immediately signed Julian. The impact of Julian's musical training can be clearly felt on his debut single "Company", which he co-produced by multi-platinum hit-maker Drumma Boy. The song lures us in as a simmering beat builds into an unshakable refrain, while impressive vocal runs and impeccable falsetto highlight Julian's inimitable voice.
Julian Morgan represents a fresh, reality-inspired movement for Urban Pop. "It's about just being honest for me," he explains. "I'm letting everybody know what I'm going through, so we can all share in something true."