Today’s Song: MORGXN Finds Hope in the Darkness on Triumphant Anthem “Beacon”

MORGXN © Shervin Lainez
MORGXN © Shervin Lainez
Rising up from vulnerable depths, MORGXN’s spirited and triumphant “Beacon” is a radiant, resounding anthem shining a light of hope in the darkness.
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‘Beacon’ has and continues to save my life.

Life is an inevitable series of highs and lows; we all go through moments of reverie and moments of reckoning. When things are good, they great – we can loosen up, relax, enjoy the little things, and coast through those periods of smooth sailing – but it’s when the waters get rough and things get tough that we need a life raft, or better yet, a beacon – a ray of reassurance, reminding us that ‘this too shall pass’; that we are stronger than we give ourselves credit for, and that we can overcome whatever hardships lie in our path. MORGXN’s new song is one such anchor for those hard times: An intimate, uplifting outpouring rising up from the vulnerable depths of his soul, MORGXN’s spirited “Beacon” is a radiant, resounding anthem shining a light of hope in the darkness.

Beacon - MORGXN
Beacon – MORGXN
Where do we begin?
You think you’re lost my friend
Started at the end
Where the water meets the wind
And over waves
I’ll try to show the way keep
You sound & safe
Might not ever see your face
I know a place where you can go
Somewhere I may never know but
It’s out there, I believe it

Released April 14, 2023 via Nettwerk Music Group, “Beacon” is MORGXN’s inspiring and invigorating first single of the year. Active for several years now, Morgan Isaac Karr has long written about pain, heartache, redemption, and reckoning; since 2016’s debut single “love you with the lights on,” his releases have explored love, passion, depression, anxiety, fears and hopes, dreams and desires, and much more. In an artist profile in early 2022 around his third album MERIDIAN, Atwood Magazine praised the artist for channeling his inner pain into beautiful and cathartic songs: “The songs on MERIDIAN delve into particularly tender depths, finding the artist coming to terms with a present state of brokenness and fracture,” we wrote at the time. “The record is a roller-coaster of emotional experience, charted through equally exhilarating and emotionally charged music.”

“CHANGE, PRESSURE, & RELEASE”: THE ACHINGLY INTIMATE DEPTHS OF MORGXN’S ‘MERIDIAN: VOL 2’

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MORXGN (then stylizing his name in all lower-caps) released MERIDIAN in February 2022; it was followed by a month-long North American tour supporting singer/songwriter Patrick Droney, and a smattering of singles and collaborations with artists like TOKiMONSTA and Hembree. For MORGXN, “Beacon” represents the start of a bold new chapter in his career. He’s building upon those same values fans have come to know and love over these past seven years, and yet this time feels different; there’s more charisma in voice, more strength in his performance, more power in his chorus. It’s as if he really means it this time.

“Beacon” takes its name from the last line in its chorus, which reads, “Sometimes we’re the boat, and sometimes we’re the beacon.” These nine words convey the core message of this song: That we might go through periods of upheaval and uncertainty – the boat, if you will – but that we also have it in us to the guiding light for others in need; we can be their beacon.

Look for the afterglow over
The undertow
That pulls you to these stones and
Let it lead you
I might not know your pain
But I won’t let that change
The color of my flame
Who knows the reason
Sometimes we’re the boat
And sometimes we’re the beacon
MORGXN © Shervin Lainez
MORGXN © Shervin Lainez



“Sometimes the power of a song remains hidden until right before you release it,” MORGXN tells Atwood Magazine. “Just how the light seems darkest just before the rush of morning. ‘Beacon’ has and continues to save my life. It charges me and gives me hope even when I can’t see it myself.”

“Writing it with Melissa Fuller and Drew Kennedy was one version of finding hope in the darkness. But as I set to release this song against the backdrop of all the unrest we have going on in Nashville, I’m reminded that we are only as strong as the most vulnerable in our community. And this song is my flag I’m raising.”

Maybe you’re right
You’ve lost the will to fight
Sinking might sound nice but I
Promise that’s a lie
So don’t give up
Know that you are loved know
That you’re enough and even
When it’s rough
Let’s set our sights out there beyond where
We’ve been dreaming all along
Where the light meets the horizon
Look for the afterglow over
The undertow
That pulls you to these stones and
Let it lead you
I might not know your name
But I won’t let that change the
Color of my flame
Who knows the reason
Some times we’re the boat
And some times we’re the beacon

Produced by Marshall Altman and Luke Niccoli, “Beacon” is a passion-fueled powerhouse of raw, expressive humanity; a surging, soaring soundtrack to our revival and resurgence. Pouring himself out amidst a fervor of charged electric guitars, vivid, resonating synths, churning drums, and breathtaking vocal harmonies, MORGXN stands firm, shining his own bright light for all who need it.

Once again, this talented artist reminds us how, out of our pain, we can find (and make) beauty once more.

Look for the afterglow over
The undertow
That pulls you to these stones and
Let it lead you
I might not know your name
But I won’t let that change the
Color of my flame
Who knows the reason
Some times we’re the boat
And sometimes we don’t know that
Some times we’re the boat
And sometimes we’re the beacon

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