22-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter Venessa Morgan is currently residing in Toronto, Canada, but originally from Mississauga.
Growing up listening to Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, and other empowering female legends, she grew a love for R&B music and decided that this was the genre she wanted to create within.
After creating music in silence and performing for the four white walls in the studio, Venessa Morgan realized it was time to release original music and share her talents with the rest of the world.
Debuting her introduction to the soothing realm of R&B, Venessa Morgan presents, the poignant, “Lies4Promises.” Tapping into a spectrum of both personal and impersonal experiences, her main goal was to create a ballad that people could relate to.
Evoking emotion with the euphonious melodies overflowing from her being, Venessa Morgan is truly a force to be reckoned with when she steps up to the microphone. The pacifying hues that she allows to freely flow from a place of passion seem authentic. Her luxurious vocal performance cascades over the instrumentation as she bundles you up in a blanket of security through her lyrics. Although the song leans into the themes of heartbreak within love, you truly feel like Venessa Morgan is there to make everything alright.
You hear melodic inspiration sprout from her backing vocals and runs as she trails through your mind in a way that has her imprinted in your thoughts long after “Lies4Promises,” comes to a halt. At only 22 years old, the sound that she conveys is mature and touches on the wisdom of someone who has lived a lifetime of hardships. The ability to do that in your music is quite a remarkable feat, and for that; we understand what all the hype is about.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Venessa Morgan! Congratulations on the release of “Lies4Promises.” With your debut single out into the world, how does it feel to have your foot in the door of the music industry?
Thank you so much! Honestly, it feels surreal. Like I literally feel like it hasn't quite hit me yet! I've been singing in my room amongst my four white walls for my entire life, I never expected to put out music and have people actually listen to it! It's an amazing yet scary feeling, to be honest. You go from being yours and a few others' little secrets to having your music that contains your most vulnerable side out in the world for everyone to see. Despite the fear; that I'm sure I will overcome, it's amazing to be one step closer to my dreams!
Could you please dive a bit deeper into the meaning and inspiration behind “Lies4Promises?"
Yes, Of Course! Having experienced disappointments and betrayal in both relationships and friendships and just life in general, I realized that at the end of it all, I'd find myself asking the same questions .. every single time. It became a pattern, almost like a - here we go again. I'd find myself questioning things that I may never get the answer to. I found myself doing a lot for people who weren't able or even willing to reciprocate the same energy. Promises are super important to me, just as important as a pinky swear to an 11-year-old child. I find that a lot of people have many things to say but their actions don't line up. Why promise things you can't provide? Why didn't I listen to my mom .. my friends, my family? Not all people deserve the benefit of the doubt and I learned this the hard way. It's a shameful self battle after realizing what was really happening, what the eyes didn't see at the time. It only sucks in the beginning, but then you get over it and hopefully learn. I'm human, I'm still learning.
What prompted you to have this be your debut? Were there any other songs in the running for this spot?
I heard the beat and I was immediately drawn to it. It had that old-school, timeless R&B vibe to it that I absolutely love and I knew right away that I wanted to write to it. I won't lie, I didn't think this would be THE single. I had other songs that I wanted to push first, but there was just something about this particular song. The lyrics, the melody .. everything was just so real. I always write with intent and truth, the subject of betrayal and pouring into the cup of others while mine is on the verge of empty is something I've experienced all my life and I know there are other people out there like me who give and give only to be taken for granted. It's not a good feeling. I want people to see Venessa and only Venessa. Vulnerability is super important to me when it comes to songwriting, not only does it create a great song, it helps you understand yourself better. This is the song that people need to hear. It's okay to be nice, just know when to pull back and let sleeping dogs lie .. or else you'll end up feeding yourself questions and looking for the closure you may never get.
In terms of emotion felt and messaging picked up, what are you hoping your audience takes away from this song?
Honestly, I want people to realize that they don't need to depend on anybody. A boyfriend, a girlfriend .. a friend. Don't allow yourself to be sucked into a world in which you feel like you can't function on your own. It's so important to listen to that 'gut feeling' it can literally be life-changing. Listen to your mom when she tells you that he or she isn't the one, you'll save yourself a lot of trouble. I also need people - especially my ladies, to realize that dwelling on someone who fed you nothing but lies after lies is useless. Take your time to hurt, be mad .. be sad, scream girl! Remember that 'what you allow is what will continue. Love yourself first ALWAYS. If I had the chance to tell my younger self this I probably wouldn't have even written this song, but I also wouldn't be where I am today. Happier and so much more in love with myself.
What's next for you?
Honestly, my dream isn't and never was fame. I just wanna make music. Whether I have the ability to perform for 3 people or 300 people, I'm happy. I'm currently working on some more music that I can't wait for people to hear! Although I'm 22 and have been singing practically my entire life, I just started my journey. I'm taking it one step at a time and enjoying every minute of it. What's for me will be for me, and God knows what he has in store for me. At the end of the day, it has always come down to the music.