One year ago, singer-songwriter morgxn released the single “Wonder,” his first since becoming an independent artist. At the end of 2020 the song got several reimagined versions. Now, “Wonder” has been revitalized with a new guest vocalist: Sara Bareilles. The duo released the updated single today along with an accompanying lyric video.
morgxn starts off the song, describing a feeling of being stuck and unsure what move to make next. Sara joins in at the end of that first verse, and the two harmonize through the upbeat chorus. On the second verse, Sara takes the lead, but the two reconnect again by its end. Their voices sound amazing together, perfectly suiting the song. “Wonder” is candid and relatable, simultaneously tugging at the heartstrings, yet also inspiring action. You may both dance and cry when you hear this. It’s a beautiful and powerful song.
The lyric video shows a woman painting a butterfly against a magical background. Meanwhile, shots of the sky and trees are interspersed, adding spaciousness as the lyrics appear over the top.
Watch the lyric video for morgxn and Sara’s “Wonder” duet below:
Today, Sara and morgxn also did an Instagram live to talk about their collaboration. morgxn describes how he met Sara at a concert, what inspired him to write “Wonder,” and how their collaboration on the song came to be. They also encourage listeners to share their own “Wonder” videos. It’s a lovely, energizing, and informative discussion, so check it out below:
More From morgxn
morgxn’s debut album, Vital, came out in 2018. It was followed by the EP vital: blue in 2019. After this he went independent, releasing the original solo version of “Wonder” in July 2020. That November, he shared the EP, WONDER [reimagined]; it featured three duet versions of the song, two more reimaginings of it, and the demo recording.
Two months ago, morgxn released the EP MERIDIAN: vol 1. It features five new songs.
More From Sara Bareilles
Last year, Sara appeared in several collaborations. In January 2020, Sara appeared on lovely acoustic version of “Teach You” with Emily King. Last fall, she and Meg Toohey released their song “Lucky Streak,” honoring Broadway star Nick Cordero, who died of COVID in spring 2020. Then in November, Sara joined Todd Carey for an updated acoustic version of his 2007 song “Smile”; Sara had previously sung backup on the original release 13 years prior. That same month, Sara joined Josh Groban for a cover of “Both Sides Now,” originally by Joni Mitchell.
As far as her own music goes, Sara’s had a lot going on lately, too. Just last month, Sara released her new live album, Amidst The Chaos: Live At The Hollywood Bowl. Last September, Sara put out her special album, More Love: Songs From Little Voice Season One. As the title suggests, these are songs she wrote that were featured in her lovely Apple TV+ series, Little Voice. While Sara originally wrote some of the songs 15+ years ago, others are newer compositions specifically written for the show.
Speaking of shows, Sara can also add acting to her ever-growing resume: She stars in a new Peacock comedy series, Girls5eva, which has already been picked up for a second season. The show also comes with an album of songs (including one called “4 Stars” which Sara wrote herself).
Fans can also look forward to some upcoming rarities releases. In March, Sara casually mentioned her plans to release a few EPs of previously unreleased songs. Those should be coming soon!
Enjoy morgxn and Sara’s duet on “Wonder,” and be sure to listen to morgxn’s previous versions, too. In addition to the original single, you can check out the demo, other collborations, and some reimaginings of it. Keep checking back here for all the latest music news.
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