Transitions are tough, but Greta Morgan has navigated her way through some new experiences.
First off, Morgan dealt with a breakup by writing – which inspired her latest album, “Midnight Room.”
The next has been a transition into a solo artist. After years of being in The Hush Sound, Morgan, 28, has taken a break to release music under the stage name Springtime Carnivore.
She will be opening up for La Sera on Oct. 10 at a show in Meow Wolf in Santa Fe.
“I never really planned any of this,” she says during a recent phone interview. “Especially the album. I had just ended a six-year relationship. It was a major part of my life.”
During the time after the breakup, Morgan wrote all of the songs in a three-month span.
She then recorded the album with Chris Coady for three weeks.
Coady has produced for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Grizzly Bear and Beach House.
“I probably wrote 30-40 songs,” says Morgan. “And Chris is one of my favorite people and producers. This was very different, because he pulled out the best songs from the bunch. My first album as Springtime Carnivore, I made in my rehearsal space. Then, at the end, (producer) Richard Swift stepped in to finish. Working with Chris really helped me bring out the best in the songs.”
During the writing process, Morgan says the melodies came quickly, though the words were more difficult to find.
So she wrote intriguing phrases or evocative images that occurred to her on a piece of index card.
“A lot of the themes are, like, ‘How do you lovingly change a relationship?,'” she says. “How do you say good-bye to someone in a certain way and still keep him or her in your life? I feel like I was asking a lot of questions during the making of the record that I still don’t really have answers to, but at least some of the songs were exploring that territory.”