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Morgan Hudson & Lonnie Britton Explore The Depths Of Loneliness In New Video, "Lonely Together"

Powerhouse vocalist and guitarist Morgan Hudson, the heart and soul of blues-rock band MoCo from Greenville, North Carolina, teams up with fellow North Carolina blues songsmith Lonnie Britton on a poignant new duet titled "Lonely Together." 

When she’s not tearing up stages across her stomping grounds with MoCo’s (Morgan and Company) live performances, packed with her force-of-nature voice and electrifying guitar skills, Morgan Hudson is putting her energy into her solo projects. Exploring a rich tapestry of country blues, she’s tugging on heartstrings with compelling lyrics and thoughtful storytelling.

The same can be said about her recent single, “Lonely Together,” featuring blues singer-songwriter Lonnie Britton. Morgan says the song is her most ambitious project yet, and it is accompanied by a thought-provoking music video that delves deep into the human experience of loneliness. 

Set in comforting rural Carolina, the music video for "Lonely Together" gives viewers a dynamic back-and-forth while Morgan and Lonnie provide heartfelt, soulful performances that long for someone to be lonely with. It’s a relatable, compelling visual experience that highlights the challenges of loneliness and how humans have different coping mechanisms. While Morgan channels her emotions into creativity and songwriting, Lonnie's character drowns his sorrows in the bottle, adding another dynamic layer to the experience. 

There’s undeniable chemistry between Morgan and Lonnie's voices. Their soulful harmonies blend seamlessly over a backdrop of bluesy guitar riffs and heartrending lyrics, creating a sound that is both timeless and refreshingly raw.

Let it remind you of the power of human connection, even in the darkest of times.

Check out the music video for "Lonely Together" by Morgan Hudson, featuring Lonnie Britton, on YouTube. The song is also available on all major streaming platforms.

Welcome to Buzz, Morgan! Congratulations on the release of your single and music video, "Lonely Together.” What inspired you to explore the theme of loneliness in this powerful duet with Lonnie Britton?

Thank you so much, Buzz! Like most artists, my songs come from personal experience. In the last year, I went through a significant season of change, and I found myself forced to confront many feelings—one of them being loneliness. New ideas and experiences on my path of self-discovery led to the passion and lyrics behind “Lonely Together.”

The music video for "Lonely Together" powerfully contrasts two different approaches to dealing with loneliness. Can you share more about the creative process behind developing these characters and their stories?

We all deal with pain in different ways. I really wanted to portray the difference between healthy and not-so-healthy (but completely common) coping mechanisms that people go through when they deal with intense emotion. So Lonnie’s character portrays that with alcohol, and my character with songwriting. The crying scene I do is evident, though, that even though people may have the ability to cope in healthier ways, the pain doesn’t hide itself.

How did your collaboration with Lonnie Britton on "Lonely Together" come about, and what was it like working together on this deeply personal project?

I wrote the song originally as a solo and I thought about how much more accurate it would be to have the 2 characters in the story longing or singing to each other. The song itself is all about wanting to be loved. Every song, when broken down, is about love in some form or another. Loneliness and longing go hand in hand. Wanting to just be good enough. I changed the lyrics to fit a duet and then I messaged Lonnie because he has one of the best male blues vocals around. I wanted the song to have a slow, intimate feel and I thought our voices would complement each other. Lonnie agreed not only to the song, but then later to the music video. He was fun to work with because he too, is passionate about his art and was really invested in my vision for the story.

Did you work alongside any directors or videographers when shooting the “Lonely Together” music video? Who helped you bring that to life?

Samantha Arlene Kniskern and Josh Potter of 1413 Visuals were the videographers on this project. Samantha directed and edited the video. They were both so wonderful to work with. Sam really helped my vision come to life. She took the idea and really fleshed out the details. I told her that the final project was exactly what I had envisioned, but even better. She came to the set with a printed list of shots she knew she wanted to get to elevate the storyline. ideas for each of the characters, and even snacks! All of us laughed so much on the set that day. Sam and Josh do great work and I can’t wait to work with them in the future.

What message do you hope listeners and viewers will take away from "Lonely Together," and how might this song represent a new chapter in your artistic journey?

I want people to feel what each of them needs to feel when they see the video and hear the song. For the person who is going through a breakup, divorce, loss, etc if they need to feel that sadness and longing for human touch and connection, I want the video to give them permission to feel that way and know it’s okay. Hell, shed a few tears if needed. The lovers in the audience feel passionate and excited. Music to me, is about making people uncomfortably comfortable. Rawness. Passion. Reality. I hope this song and future work portrays nothing else and nothing less.


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