Megan Moroney has quickly caught the attention of country music fans with her relatable, honest lyrics. Her newest release, “Girl In The Mirror,” further illustrates Moroney’s knack for storytelling as she details the deeply personal realization that she’s lost herself amid a rocky relationship.
“The girl in the mirror / She’s lost her damn mind / She’s gotten too used to / crying all the time/ He puts her down / She put him pedestal high / The girl in the mirror / She’s lost her damn mind,” she sings on the first verse.
As the song continues, Moroney admits, “She looks just like me / But I don’t recognize her/ She’s got the same eyes/ But they’re heavy and tired/ He just walked out/ And she’s standing right here She loves the boy the more than she loves the girl in the mirror.”
A Reflective Ballad
Finally, self-realization hits and she understands that she is in fact the girl staring back at her and that’s when the hard truth hits her: “Why it didn’t work / Well it’s perfectly clear / I loved the boy the more than I love the girl in the mirror/ You can’t love the boy more than you love the girl in the mirror.”
Moroney co-wrote the emotional ballad alongside Jessie Jo Dillon and Matt Jenkins. She says it’s the “most vulnerable song” she’s released so far.
“It’s just pure honesty,” she explained. “I wrote it about being in a relationship with someone that I knew wasn’t valuing me. But I wanted it to work so bad that I was sacrificing my own happiness. It’s a reminder that I think a lot of us need to hear, to choose yourself and love yourself more.“
Along with the release of the song, Moroney shared the “Girl In The Mirror” music video. Directed by Acacia Evans, the clip brings the lyrics to life through simple, yet impactful scenes.
Debut Album on The Way
“Girl In The Mirror” was produced by Kristian Bush and will appear on her much-anticipated debut album, LUCKY.
Arriving on May 5, LUCKY features a total of 13 tracks, including the top 15 and climbing breakout hit, “Tennessee Orange,” as well as the previously released “I’m Not Pretty,” and the fan-favorite title track. The project also includes the buzzed-about tracks “Traitor Joe” and “Why Johnny.”
In a recent interview with Country Now, Moroney shared, “If I had to pick three words to describe [my debut album], I would say, honest…To me, it’s very country. Like, there’s some honky tonk songs, there’s like the classic ballad.”
She went on to say the project is “Me, it’s very me.”
“If you listen to it, you’ll be able to be like, ‘oh, that’s Megan Moroney,” she added.
2023 Is Her Breakout Year
Fresh off her CMT Music Awards win for Breakthrough Female Video of the Year for “Tennessee Orange,” Moroney earned a nod for New Female Artist of the Year for the upcoming 58th Academy of Country Music Awards.
Her first-ever headlining trek, Pistol Made Of Roses Tour is underway this week. Later, Moroney will join Brooks & Dunn on The REBOOT Tour, and she’ll cap off the year on her headlining The Lucky Tour this fall.
LUCKY Track List:
- “I’m Not Pretty”
- “Tennessee Orange”
- “Kansas Anymore”
- “Girl In The Mirror”
- “Another On The Way”
- “Traitor Joe”
- “Why Johnny”
- “God Plays A Gibson”
- “Georgia Girl”
- “Sleep On My Side”
- “Mustang Or Me”
- “Sad Songs For Sad People”
Produced by Kristian Bush