Morningsiders Share New Single ‘Hang The Cedar’

New York City indie folk-pop trio Morningsiders have just shared their brand new single Hang The Cedar, a captivating folk/pop song out now via Nettwerk Music. 
Taken from their upcoming album I've Got A Song, Hang The Cedar is a relatable song about finding one's identity within friend groups, finding who we truly are but also having the chance to reinvent who we are. This lovely song was recorded with iconic producer Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile) and features catchy grooves and rhythms that pair wistful, blissful folk melodies with compelling storytelling and gorgeous, expressive vocals. I am particularly fond of the emotive piano chords and how they are nicely paired with intricate guitar riffs, beautifully enhancing the emotion pouring from those lovely vocals. Definitely one of those songs that get me in a good mood and make me think of a chill weekend out with friends. Check it out below!



Speaking about the song, Morningsiders said, 
Sometimes melodies or riffs sit on our shelf for years before we figure out how to build a song around them. We had this piano pattern that we'd return to in the writing room every few months, but it never felt right when we tried to turn it into a chorus. Finally it clicked that what we had in our heads was actually the verse, and all of a sudden Hang the Cedar came together really quickly. It's a song about the uneasy negotiation of identity within friend groups, and the vertigo of developing a sense of self around how others see you. One of the lines, "I'm going to cultivate an attitude / dye my hair to feel renewed" stands out to me as the crux of things. It was inspired by a good friend reminiscing about a moment from middle school when she sort of fell in between different friend groups. She described it as her "cultivating a personality" era. I love that. It's like all of a sudden you have a chance to meet yourself, but also to reinvent and curate in a way that you couldn't before.