It has been a long journey for reggae songstress Una Morgan and she hopes that with her upcoming album entitled Just Me, she can show her evolution in music, life, and spirituality while continuing to uphold her family’s legacy.
As the daughter of reggae veteran Denroy Morgan, Una, and her siblings were guided onto a musical path at a young age. The elder Morgan encouraged his children to explore and develop their talents, helping Una discover her many gifts. As a vocalist, songwriter, and keyboardist, Una’s integral contribution to the band -that would later go on to become the iconic group Morgan Heritage helped to propel the siblings to worldwide success.
Despite having ten studio albums under her belt, having traveled across the world, performed for stadium-sized audiences and has garnered much of the success and longevity that many artists can only hope for, in 2006 Una took a step back from the limelight. During this time she focused on building her management company, SIA Entertainment, strengthening family ties, improving her physical health, and connecting with her spirituality. Yet as a true performer, Una could not sit back idly.
In early 2010, Una is set to release her debut album Just Me, her first endeavor as a solo artist. “Just Me is about life experiences, some good some bad, but it’s really just about me making good music that makes people want to move.” Her first single “Fight”, featuring Kelly Love Jones, premiered to a great reception from a critical New York crowd at a JAMROCK Magazine event and has debuted on The New York Top 30 Reggae Charts for 4 consecutive weeks. She promises that the rest of the album will be just as well received. Influenced by vocalists such as Grace Jones, Sade, Whitney Houston, and Alicia Keys, Una describes her sound as “reggae soul,” a mix between reggae, pop, R&B, and hip-hop. On this record, she has worked with renowned producers and writers, such as Donovan “Don Corleon” Bennett, Stephen McGregor, Jimmy Cozier, and Taj from the 90’s group The Boys. You can even find some Morgans on the credits, with brothers Mr. Mojo and Gramps assisting in mixing and production, a true testament to the strong bond that keeps their family together. And to address many rumors, Una ensures her fans that her solo venture is not signaling the breakup of Morgan Heritage.
Una has made it her personal mission to use her celebrity status, as well as her music, to champion issues such as health, weight management, self-esteem, and other issues plaguing women around the world. “I’m very concerned that many women today are doing things to please everyone else. We need to work on being one with the Creator first, and I hope my music can inspire women to do that.”