Based in Dallas, TX, Clayton Morgan released his critically acclaimed single, “Taste For Love” back in May. The son of Four Sonics member, Eddie Daniels, Morgan has proven to be one of the most original and talented new artists to come out of the area, this year. Growing up, Clayton Morgan was surrounded by music, at school, and at home.
Clayton starred in school musicals and participated in both choir groups and drama clubs. His father and mentor, Eddie Daniels of The Four Sonics was his greatest inspiration. Clayton was also heavily influenced by Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Prince, Madonna and Whitney Houston, to name a few. All of these influences contributed to Clayton’s unique and honest vocal style.
We sat down with Clayton Morgan to see where he is going from here:
Tell us about the music scene in Dallas, TX?
The music scene is alive and well. There’s so much going on around the Dallas area for R&B/Soul music. I always come across events that support indie R&B artist for performance opportunities.
Who are you listening to these days?
Right now I’m listening to the Carters.
If you could tour with one artist, opening shows, whom would that be?
I would tour with Sade, Maxwell or some other jazz artist. I would love to do jazz concerts and festivals.
Why is “Taste For Love” an important music release? Why should new listeners give it a chance?
It’s an important release for me because it’s my original material. It’s the first release of original material. Taste For Love has a smooth groove. It has a mellow feel good type of vibe. It’s catchy and the chorus will stick with you. I think people should give it a chance because it’s a good song.
If you could perform in your dream venue, where would that be, and why?
I would like to perform at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This venue has a long history and many major events have taken place at this location. It feels iconic!
Your favorite song ever is? Why is that?
One of my favorite songs is ‘Can You Stand the Rain’ by New Edition. This song has a beautiful melody. It’s always stuck with me.
Where do you see Clayton Morgan in 5 years?
I see myself as a musician playing shows full time for a living. That is my short-term goal!
What means more to you: Sales, Awards, or critical praise? and why?
All of these things would be great to obtain. I just want to make good music that I feel good about and hopefully others like it as well.
Who is your dream collaboration?
I want to collaborate with Janet Jackson. I’ve admired her for many years. I love her vocal harmonies. Those Jackson harmonies are on point!
Where do you discover new music?
I find new music on Spotify and Apple Music.
Any final thoughts, shout outs, lessons for our readers?
I want to give a shout out to Michael Williams at Platinum Keyz Productions and Marvin ‘DJ Extreme’ Hairston for song production. Zebretta Johnson and Ms. Shelly with Schooling Talent. Marcus Lopez for video direction. Lastly, Michael Stover with MTS Management for all the promotion and publicity help.
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