Most artists don’t top Rolling Stone‘s Best Country Albums of the year list with their debut album. But most artists aren’t Morgan Wade, who earned the top spot with her scathingly honest and raw 2021 LP Reckless.
While Reckless and its US Top 30 lead single ‘Wilder Days’ – which also become one of the most played singles on UK radio in 2022 – busted down the doors and introduced Wade as a once-in-a-generation songwriter, she now readies her anticipated follow-up project, Psychopath, arriving Aug. 25. Pre-order the album here.
Listen to the solo-written title track HERE.
“Regardless of what people say about Psychopath, I’m proud because I feel like it showcases where I’m at with my second album,” said Wade. “I have no choice but to be authentic. And I have to feel what I feel. And right now, I’m really feeling the music.”
An astounding 13-track LP crafted with the help of notable musical talents, from A-list songwriters to studio musicians and Wade’s longtime producer-guru/song whisperer Sadler Vaden, Psychopath most excitingly finds Wade peeling back layers of her psyche like never before.
A relentless writer, Wade had penned what would become the album’s title track as far back as the weeks leading up to Reckless‘ release. A one-take meditation on “being so engrossed in someone, it’s like “What the hell was I doing before I met you? I don’t even fucking know!”
Don’t let the title fool you: “When you look at the title, you don’t assume that’s a love song. But it is,” she said. “I kinda dig that.”