"Slow Town" by Wallace Morgan, Genesis Token
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November 10th, 2022

Behind The Music: A Note from Wallace

I wrote the original demo of “Slow Town” in March of 2021 after waking up from a feverish nap in a post Covid vaccine haze. Half asleep, the line “living fast in a slow town,” got me out of bed quick enough to grab my guitar and turn on my voice notes to record the idea before it got away.

I find songwriting to be one of the great mystical connections to the subconscious in moments like these. It seemed that, at the time, I needed to process both the magic and restlessness of my college years. A callback to my time at UGA in the small town of Athens, Georgia, where I had my first music internship at the Georgia Theatre and made a habit of kicking up dust with my girlfriends – “Slow Town” is a reflection on growing up in the south as a woman, searching for freedom, and finding my way. “Slow Town,” being one of those rare songs that seems to write itself, describes this experience from the perspective of both craving simpler times and feeling nostalgic for the past, while also reflecting on feeling suffocated by a culture I often felt saw me as just another “pretty face at a Saturday tailgate.” I love how “Slow Town” subtly captures this duality.

After writing the bones of the song on my guitar, I brought the voice note into a session with Aly Lakhani (Lackhoney), Noah Luna, and Ben Pleasant, who helped me record a proper demo, workshopping some lyrics and the arrangement. I then teamed up with producer Sam Bierman who helped me cut final vocals and bring the production to life adding a 90s alt experimental element and pop sparkle to the southern rock undertone. And finally, Edsel Holden offered finishing touches with mixing and mastering.

Why Slow Town ?

“Slow Town” is my genesis drop for two reasons. One, because it’s my favorite song I’ve released so far and two, because it lays the groundwork for my next project: a body of work exploring formative experiences and relationships written from the lens of deconstructing patriarchal conditioning to step into my most authentic self. “Slow Town,” offers a gentle (and fun) entry point as a celebration of female friendship and a love letter to the city of Athens, where I got my first taste of independence and started sorting out who I wanted to be on my own terms.

I will be using proceeds from the “Slow Town” auction towards funding the recording budget for this project. In addition to owning the “Slow Town” 1 of 1, the auction winner will also receive a limited edition “Slow Town” necklace (as pictured in the cover art).

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Additional Credits & Lyrics:

Album art is by visual artist and director SHAEF

Creative Direction by Wallace Morgan

The official music video was directed and produced by myself, SHAEF, and Christina Campagnola with cinematography by SHAEF, additional VHS cinematography by Christina, final editing and color by SHAEF, and styling by me. Christina, Ellie Murphy, Janie Hannon, and Shelby Bartlett co-starred in it with me, with help from Matt LoParco, Kenny Youch, Steve Carney, Kaitlin Mamie, Anne Randulic, Sam Webb, and Sam Bierman who helped make the party scene possible.

Lyrics:

(Intro)

Ya'll ready? Let's go

(Verse 1)

Sticky floors and high heels

My girlfriend's working the bar

Line it up , debutants taking Taca shots

90s hip hop, dancing on table tops

Red lipstick, keeping each other's secrets

(Chorus)

Not looking where we're going

Chasing a good time

Running with the pack

Just following a feeling

Searching for freedom

Breaking their hearts

Keep the party rollin

Pretending it's the weekend

No turning back

Living fast, in a slow town

(Verse 2)

Stock the green room

Cool with the band

Got the hook up

For all my friends

It's closing time

Got class in the morning

My head is throbbin and my heart is racing

Just wasting away our youth on boys with bad attitudes

Athens city limits with my girls

We ruled the world

Chorus

(Bridge)
I was just waiting to leave

And go where I could be

More than just a pretty face at a Saturday tailgate

But damn I still love that place

Cause those girls

We grew up and moved away

Made our own way

Tough as nails

And fun as hell

That's what happens

When girls live fast in a slow town

Chorus

(Outro)
**Alright, I gotta get out of here

Who Is Wallace Morgan ?

A 90s baby who grew up outside of Nashville on Shania Twain, early 2000s rom coms, and the Chicks – LA based singer-songwriter Wallace Morgan is a hippie feminist farm kid whose playful spirit and old soul finds home in the music. In an attempt to shake the pressures of growing up a “good southern christian girl,” Wallace chased rock n roll to New York City to work for Rolling Stone and Republic Records, eventually leaving the corporate path to manage indie bands. After heading west to California, Wallace rediscovered her love for songwriting and embarked on her own artist journey with the release of her debut EP ‘Running with the Moondance Kids' in 2021 followed by singles “She Called It Love” and “Slow Town” released in March and October of this year, respectively. “Making music for me is my revolt against supression,” says Wallace. “It’s a channel to connect with my wildest, freest and most authentic self in hopes it might help others do the same.” Wallace has received editorial support from ABreak radio, Wolf In A Suit, Ones To Watch, The Revue, Tonic Grain and others, has performed at various showcases in LA including Breaking Sounds and Saturdays at Seven, and headlined Eve Wealth’s Wealthverse Summit performing live in in the Metaverse with Stageverse. Wallace is also an active member of the web3 community where she is building editorial at NOISE DAO as the author of NOISE’s weekly newsletter HIGH FREQUENCY.

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