While Morgan Evans seems ever so lucky in love, it was his friend that actually provided the inspiration for writing a post-breakup track like “Kiss Somebody.”
After months of listening to his buddy complain about how tough getting over his ex-girlfriend was, Evans had had enough and decided to just give him the simple advice to lock lips with a new girl to get his mind off the past. Immediately, an idea struck like lightning in his mind and he put pen to paper to get his first U.S. single down.
“It reminded me of a story that I’d just been telling on the weekend of this guy I used to stay with before I moved to Nashville. And I used to stay with him instead of staying at a hotel. And he had this girl, and I got to know them both, and they broke up, and he was completely heartbroken. And I was there with him through that time for a few weeks. I went back to Australia, came back a year and a half later, and he’s still heartbroken over this girl. And I was like, dude, you need to kiss somebody,” Evans explained to Sounds Like Nashville and other media.
Evans’ single may sound like somewhat of a sad story subject, but “Kiss Somebody” actually comes off as quite the upbeat track and opens the singer’s heart up to the possibility of finding happiness no matter whatever it takes.
“Hopefully it makes them feel something. I mean, certainly ‘Kiss Somebody’ is kind of an up, fun kind of feeling, happy-go-lucky kind of feeling song. So hopefully they get that from it,” said Evans.
The single poses just one side of Evans’ album, in which he hopes to introduce himself to the American country music fanbase with his autobiographical lyrics and loop-pedal beats.
“On the record, hopefully it’ll be a bit of a rollercoaster, you’ll feel like the ups and the downs of moving to a new country, what it feels like to find that person, and eventually marry them. But yeah, hopefully people can find a bit of themselves in it and hopefully it sounds like something they would like,” he said of the project.
“Kiss Somebody” is available to stream on Spotify or iTunes now.