UNA MORGAN- JUST ME

It has been a long journey for reggae songstress Una Morgan and she hopes that with her new album entitled Just Me, that she can show her evolution in music, life, and spirituality, while continuing to uphold her family’s legacy.

As the daughter of reggae veteran Denroy Morgan, Una and her siblings were guided onto a musical path at a young age. The elder Morgan encouraged his children to explore and develop heir talents, helping Una discover her many gifts. As a vocalist, songwriter, and keyboardist, Una’s integral contribution to the band that would later go on to become the iconic group Morgan Heritage helped to propel the siblings to international success.

From the gritty streets of Brooklyn NYC to the suburbs of Springfield, Massachusetts, being the product of multiple environments has helped to influence Una’s eclectic musical style. While she remains connected to her roots reggae background, Una has never been afraid to venture in new directions with her sound. Influenced by vocalists such as Grace Jones, Sade, Whitney Houston, and Alicia Keys, she describes her sound as “Reggae Soul,” a mix between reggae, pop, R&B, and hip-hop.

Despite having ten studio albums under her belt, having traveled across the world, performed for stadium-sized audiences, and having garnered much of the success and longevity that many artists can only hope for, in 2006 Una took a step back from the limelight. “I wanted to take time to recreate and develop myself physically, mentally, and spiritually.” During this time she focused on building her management company, strengthening family ties, improving her physical health, and connecting with her spirituality. Yet as a true performer, Una could not sit back idly.

In early 2010, Una is set to release her debut album Just Me, her first endeavor as a solo artist. “Just Me is about life experiences, some good some bad, but it’s really just about me making good inspirational music that makes people want to move.” Her first single “Fight” premiered to a great reception from a critical New York crowd at a JAMROCK Magazine event, and she promises that the rest of the album will be just as well received. On this record she has worked with big name producers and writers, such as Don Corleone, Stephon MacGregor, Jimmy Cozier, and Taj from the 90’s group The Boys; yet Una has also returned to her hometown of Springfield to work with rising stars such as Kiana India, ME, and producer “X”, in hopes that she can give these young talents the launching pad for their careers that they have been looking for.

And to address many rumors, Una ensures her fans that her solo venture is not signaling the breakup of Morgan Heritage. “We always knew that we would build as a group, use that foundation to take things to the next level, and then come back to the family.” You can even find some more Morgans on the credits, with brothers Mr. Mojo and Gramps assisting in mixing and production, a true testament to the strong bond that keeps their family together.

Una Morgan has undoubtedly been blessed, but don’t be fooled; Miss Morgan has not let her accomplishments go to her head. She remains humble and has made it her personal mission to use her celebrity, as well as her music, to champion issues such as health, weight management, self-esteem, and other issues plaguing women around the world.  “I’m very concerned that many women today are doing things to please everyone else. We need to work on being one with the Creator first, and I hope my music can inspire women to do that.”

UNA MORGAN- JUST ME

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