Rising country singer-songwriter Morgan Johnston has a unique talent for expressing raw vulnerability through powerful lyrics and clean vocals. You may already know her from her fan-favorite single, “Good Guy” or her most recent single, “If He Never Broke My Heart.”
Johnston moved to Music City in 2016 from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and quickly earned recognition for her talent performing at writer’s rounds around town. She was also selected by ASCAP as one of eight writers to perform in the GPS program with alumni artists and she has opened for artists like Madison Beer and Sawyer Brown.
Johnston’s latest single “Just In Case” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. This beautifully sad and hopeful song opens with gentle piano notes that set the tone for lyrics skillfully delivered with a choking sincerity from Johnston’s enchanting voice. Never has the sound of heartbreak and retrospection pierced so beautifully at heartstrings.
“Just in Case,” paints the picture of her ‘cleaning out her place’ and finding an old note written by a past love in a book. Refreshingly, this isn’t a song about holding onto anger but rather holding onto love. Holding onto the note, the hat, and his place in her bed is how she holds onto her love for him “just in case.”
“Just in case this isn’t it. And our goodbye doesn’t stick. You might want back my love for you someday. So I kept it just in case.”
As the beat picks up and the lyric ‘someday’ echos prominently, the listener feels the veracity and urgency of her longing intensified by the steel guitar and soft, muffled bass and percussion. This expertly crafted ballad is both a cathartic masterpiece and a simply beautiful song.
You’ll enjoy every moment of having it stuck inside your head. Listen to “Just In Case” here.
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