Kailee Morgue’s video for her latest single, “F**k U” is out now—watch it above. The video premiered on Vice’s i-D, who hails “F**k U” as “your new sullen summer bop” and Morgue as “our fave witchy popstar.” “F**k U” was produced by Dylan Brady (The Neighbourhood, Jesse Rutherford, Goody Grace, Night Lovell, Nessly) and the video was directed by Tak Kamihagi.
Of the song, Morgue says, “There is such an aggressive finality to ending an intimate relationship with the words ‘Fuck you and leave me alone.’ But getting through a dark moment brings out a bizarre sense of positivity. It only felt appropriate for the tone of the song to be soft and playful to contradict the hostility of the message.”
Morgue is set to perform her first-ever headlining show in New York at Baby’s All Right on May 17th—tickets are available now here.
“F**k U” follows Morgue’s breakout track, “Medusa,” which catapulted her into an overnight success last year after she posted a live performance of the song on Twitter. “Medusa” became the title track from her debut EP, which was also released last fall and features her hit single, “Discovery.”
Tattooed, green haired and anime-obsessed 19-year-old Phoenix-born and Los Angeles-based gothic pop siren, Kailee Morgue, casts a sonic spell with her music. A self-described “introvert” and the second oldest of six kids, she found solace in the sounds of fellow sonic sorceresses, such as Stevie Nicks and Gwen Stefani, as well as bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and more. By the age of ten, she picked up her first guitar, began quietly penning music and eventually started posting tracks on Soundcloud.
Between a gig at Jack In The Box in 2016, an 18-year-old Morgue found the beat for her breakout track, “Medusa,” on YouTube and cooked up the single. She first teased the track with a brief Twitter video, and it ignited a viral reaction garnering 100,000 “likes” overnight. Over an airy, minimalistic soundscape, Morgue creates a hypnotic and heartfelt melody with haunting and powerful lyrics. “Medusa” peaked at #1 on Hype Machine, was hailed as “Best Track of the Week” by The New York Times, MTV, The Line of Best Fit and Coup de Main and its video premiered on The FADER. As “Medusa” became an underground phenomenon, Morgue inked a deal with Republic Records in the summer of 2017. Further music is set for release this spring.