Meeting Thea

Meet Thea, the Brit School graduate blending neo-soul and pop to create her own dreamy tone.

Thea Morgan’s less-is-more approach to making music is standing her in great stead. The Brit School graduate effortlessly blends neo-soul and pop to create her own dreamy tone. Drawing influence from Aretha Franklin, Corinne Bailey Rae, All Saints and even Justin Timberlake, Thea’s music feel authentic, human and necessary.

 

Thea’s latest song, “A Little Time on Me”, released today, acts as a reminder to make time for and nurture yourself, something that is particularly important for all of us given the tumultuous events of late.

 

Following on the same theme of nostalgia, children’s stories and fairytales as her previous 2020 releases “TwentyTwo” and “Inside Out”, “A Little Time on Me” showcases Thea’s skill for creating a peaceful soundscape; an otherworldly space that you can drift into.

 

Interlacing delicate music box sounds with her warm vocals, “A Little Time on Me” is a stunning offering from Thea, and sets the tone for her forthcoming releases.

 

We caught up with Thea on her journey to becoming a musician, her first memories of music, and embracing her differences.

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If you could summarise it, what would be the story of how you became a musician?

Growing up in a very musical family, I felt I was easily able to explore the possibilities of making music for a living. Being an artist didn’t feel so far out of reach when I was always told I could be anything I wanted. I thank my mum and dad for that! I now know that it isn’t quite as easy as they made out (haha), but it allowed me to “dream big” and believe in myself. I went from singing/writing at home, to performing in and out of school and now we’re here.

What are some of your first memories of music?

I was big into harmony when I was particularly young, I’d practice harmonising in the car with my parents along to ‘Songs about Jane’, or my dad would throw a note at me around the house and I’d have to come back with a harmony of some kind. This was probably my first introduction to understanding the creation of music, outside of listening.

What’s the best part of being an artist? And what’s the worst?

The best parts would be enjoying my job for starters and the freedom that comes with artistry…do what you want and have fun doing it. Also performing for and meeting the people who support you, I have always felt so grateful speaking with those who listen to my music/follow what I’m doing, I have all the time in the world to chat with those guys.

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What is something that not many people would know about you?

I’m a pretty slack 22-year-old, I’d way prefer staying in at home and playing games with friends than going out…Board games, card games etc.. I have sooo much time for, that and a cuppa tea sounds like a banging Saturday night to me! Maybe I should get out more…

What energy do you want to give off when you perform live?

Inviting, friendly and fun. I want people to feel as if we’re having a well-needed catch up at my house.

What does being in love feel like for you?

Safe.

What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

The best piece of advice I have been given…probably just back and forth conversation with myself and my closest friend (Anna/Otta). We both make music and we’ve both gotten ourselves into similar ruts about life, whether that’s music-related or general life. We could honestly go on about this forever, but if I was to single out a particular thing, it would probably be, that you can change a feeling, a feeling is just a thought and it really is simply up to you to change your thought process, your mind is a powerful thing…easier said than done of course but IT IS possible. Having this mindset really helped me out.

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Do you have a favourite lyric you’ve written right now?

Lyrically some of my favourite stuff I’ve written is new unreleased music…However a really special moment lyrically for myself probably comes on ‘Soon Enough’, “I found a friend within myself-I look to her for help-instead of someone else”. I kind of clocked myself as I wrote it and for the first time in a while, I felt proud and felt as if I’d reclaimed myself after a tough couple of years.

If you could say one thing to baby Thea, what would it be?

What would I say to baby Thea…I’d probably say, embrace your differences. Your best friend may be getting top grades academically but you can sing and perform and that’s equally as impressive

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