Morgen La Civita

Morgen La Civita

 Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
SoloWorldSinger/Songwriter

Bluesy, ambient singer/songwriter with classical, soul, electronic and world influences.

Biography

Morgen La Civita is an independent singer/songwriter who writes with partner and Grammy-winning engineer and producer, Jake R. Tanner. Both are originally from Northern New Jersey, and have lived in New York, Las Vegas and now reside in Pennsylvania. Their musical style is mostly piano driven (a nod to Jake's classical training) with electronic and world influences. Morgen's blues and soul - bent vocals are smooth, laid back and sometimes ethereal. Her lyric writing style is heavy in tone takes it's cues from her personal life and recalls the folksy story-telling of the 60's and 70's.  Some of her influences are Nina Simone, Annie Lennox,  Linda Perry, Joan Osborne and Joni Mitchell to name a few.

Jake and Morgen have been working together since 2007. Jake's background was mostly rooted in Latin and Jazz music, while Morgen's was in poetry and voice-over work. Tanner has two Grammy awards with nearly a dozen nominations and Top 10 Billboard hits. La Civita has nearly 40 album credits, a second place win in American Songwriter Magazine's Lyric contest, as well as several top 5 placements with Singer Universe and Songwriter Universe. She has received airplay in major market stations such as WWOZ in New Orleans and 101.1 New York.

Currently, the duo is revamping their sound and working on more material for T.V. and movie licensing with a heavy focus on scoring. 

Most recently, La Civita was one of four Best Music winners in the Indie Horror Music Festival and was also nominated for best editor for her song "This Wicked World". She is also a winner for Best Music Video for the June, 2018 Indie Film Festival awards.

Lyrics

I Lost the Words to Say

Written By: Morgen La Civita

I want to tell you
How much I really love you
I'm always thinking of you
And I'll show you every day

I try hard to find the right words
The I wanna hold you tight words
I want you here forever
But I lost the words to say

Sometimes I try too hard
When I'm feeling butterflies
When I'm feeling overwhelmed
When I'm lost in your eyes

Even though I can't express all the things I'd like to say
If I held you in my arms, you would know it anyway

Sometimes you get lucky
And you don't need any words at all
You fall in love at first sight
And a smile says it all

I want to tell you
How much I really love you
I am always thinking of you
But I lost the words to say

I just can't find the words to say
I can't find the words...

Fifty Years From Now

Written By: Morgen La Civita

Fifty years from now
When we're old and grey
With no regrets, we'll remember
The magic of today

Fifty years from now
Grandchildren at our feet
We'll tell them our story
So, so sweet

In this beginning moment
We make our promises
And I'll give my whole heart to you
Every single day I'll give you my vow
I'll be even more in love with you
Fifty years from now

Fifty years from now
When we've outgrown child's play
We'll hold each other's hand
Reminiscing about our younger days

Fifty years from now
A hundred pictures on our shelves
We always had love when there wasn't much else

In this beginning moment
We make our promises
And I'll give my whole heart to you
Every single day I'll give you my vow
I'll be even more in love with you
Fifty years from now

And in the bad times
Just remember everything will be alright
We'll look back at all the struggles
And those are the moments that'll make us laugh
Until we cry

In this beginning moment
We make our promises
And I'll give my heart to you
Every single day I'll give you my vow
I'll be even more in love with you
Fifty years from now

I'll be even more in love with you

This Wicked World

Written By: Morgen La Civita

Who are you
Trying to rule a world you don't belong to
I'm not an actor in your show

You, you're a fool
Careful not to move your castle too soon
But the Queen sees a move that you don't see

I will be brave
In this wicked world
I will be brave
In this wicked world

This wicked world

You, you don't know me
I'm an army with no leader
A weapon with no place to be

And I'm the only god here who can set me free

I will be brave
In this wicked world
I will be brave
In this wicked world

I will be brave
In this wicked world
I will be brave
In this wicked world

And I will draw the lines in this wicked world

Discography

This Wicked World - (In Production) - 2018

Ode To Joy - Steven Swinford - 2015 (Backing Vocals)

In Another Life -  Morgen La Civita - 2015

Fall Away - Morgen La Civita - 2014

Domingo Relajante - Various - 2013

Deep Slumber Music - Various - 2013

Indie Relaxation Vol.1 - Various - 2013

Indie Country Songbook - Various - 2012

Piano Cleansing Vol. 1 - Various - 2012

Piano Cleansing Vol. 2 - Various - 2012

Old Souls - Morgen La Civita - 2011

Pick With Austin - Various - 2011

Bring Me Trouble - Marc Blackwell - 2010 (Backing vocals)

Rise Above - Dean Brantley Taylor and Friends - 2010

From The Basement - Morgen La Civita - 2010

Songs For The Cure '11 - Josh Welchel - 2011

Songs For The Cure - '10 - Josh Welchel - 2010

Love Song To New Orleans - Various - 2009

Songs For The Troops - Various - 2009

Damitow Records Women’s Charity Compilation for RAINN (2010)

Yes! I Make a Difference Compilation (2010)

Indie Girl Cd Compilation (2010)

Mobile 1 Network Cd Compilation (2010)

Vandala Music Concepts Compilation Cd (2010)

The DeMille Sampler Platter Cd (2010)