From Carnegie Hall to the Nomad Women’s Festival in the Sahara Desert, Morley has brought her unique blend of jazz, folk and soul to the world’s stage. Be it solo with her acoustic guitar or with full band, her message is consistent and clear; love, justice and inspiration.
Awarded as Songwriter of the Year from ASCAP and heralded as Emerging Artist of the Year by the New York Times, Morley has penned songs for TED Women, Acumen, V-Day, Think Global School and GOAL – South Africa. Morley was the voice for Ralph Lauren’s fragrance commercial “Romance”. Her music has been placed on several major network television shows as well as human rights documentaries.
Morley uses music as a tool for conflict resolution and dialogue facilitation when working with youth from international conflict zones. TEDWomen called her song her song, “Women of Hope” their “anthem”, her original compositions have brought her before many world leaders and policy makers such as His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, and Ban Ki-moon. Morley has travelled to Richard Branson’s Necker Island to perform for Oxford scientists as well as Mpumalanga South Africa to perform for the B-TEAM (Richard Branson, Muhammad Yunus, Arianna Huffington…) She has written, collaborated, and shared the stage with such distinguished artists as Bernice Johnson Reagon, Toshi Reagon, Angélique Kidjo, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, Richard Bona, Lokua Kanza, Queen Latifah & Wynton Marsalis to name a few.
Morley has released five full length recordings under the auspices of Sony, Universal, Polydor, Sunny Side Records & independently. Her sixth studio album will be released October 5th, 2018. Self produced and Kickstarter funded, Morley co-produced Thousand Miles with Toshi Reagon and Ken Rich. Thousand Miles features celebrated musicians like drummer Brian Blade, bassists James Genus, Will Lee and Richard Hammond, pianists Jon Cowherd and Marc Cary, along with special guests Toshi Reagon, Richard Bona, Joan Wasser of Joan As Policewoman, Martha Redbone, and Tiokasin Ghosthorse.
“Morley pushes for peace building through music.”
Morley’s poetic and large-hearted lyrics reverence the unsung heroes and heroisms of which our noblest nature is woven, reminding us that art may be humanity’s mightiest tool of empathy and reconciliation – Maria Popova
“Morley embodies modern-day NY femininity in all its multicultural finesse.”
– New York Times, Emerging Artist of the Year
“Morley creates modern soul music – cerebral lyrics, sultry grooves and vocal sophistication.”
“The music of Morley… love, kindness and hope at every bend.”
– Daniel Lanois
“Morley expertly combines an earthiness, sensuality, etherealness, intelligence and social consciousness, and melds it into sophisticated, globally-minded pop that would easily fit into your playlist amidst Sade, Joni Mitchell, Amadou & Mariam, Annie Lennox and Marvin Gaye.”
– Bill Bragin