Megan Moroney Turns Social Media Drama Into An ‘Anthem For The Girls’ With New Single, ‘I’m Not Pretty’
“It’s a mostly true story,” Moroney says.
Megan Moroney performs at the VIP Stage at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, June 11 during CMA Fest 2023 in downtown Nashville; Photo by Acacia Evans/CMA
After earning her first No.1 single with her breakout release, “Tennesee Orange,” rising star Megan Moroney is officially sending “I’m Not Pretty” to country radio.
Moroney announced the news on her Instagram stories in the midst of her weekend performances, which included a stop at Chicago’s Windy City Smokeout.
The Georgia native has an undeniable knack for telling relatable stories through cleverly written lyrics continues and “I’m Not Pretty” is no different.
Sure to be an instant radio hit, the track details a situation many have experienced as she tells the real-life story of when an ex-boyfriend’s new flame did some Instagram stalking and accidentally liked an old photo on her feed.
The mid-tempo track couples Moroney’s smooth vocals with her impeccable storytelling skills as she confidently sends a message to her ex’s new girl.
“Somewhere out there my ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend’s scrolling through my Instagram/ Tearing me down, passing the phone around like there’s nothing better to do/ Zooming out, Zooming in overanalyzin’/ Like the queen of the mean girls’ committee/ But hey whatever helps/ Keep on telling yourself/ I’m not pretty,” she sings.
As the song continues, Moroney’s message is clear as she declares, “Give me a break, learn to sew, bake a cake/ Take a walk and while you’re at it get lost.”
Moroney co-wrote the tune with Ben Williams, Micah Carpenter, and Mackenzie Carpenter and says she hopes others will relate.
“It’s a mostly true story (you can find the spring break throwback pic on my Instagram) but not meant to be taken too seriously,” Moroney explained. “I think everyone can relate to somebody keeping tabs on them on social media. It was fun to write and it’s fun to sing and hopefully will become an anthem for the girls.”
The buzzed-about newcomer, who landed a spot on Country Now’s 2023 Artists to Watch list, paired “I’m Not Pretty” with a throwback visualizer complete with pops of pink and retro glam.
Debut Album Out Now
“I’m Not Pretty” will officially impact country radio on August 7. The track is included on Moroney’s recently released debut album, LUCKY. Released on May 5, the project includes 13 tracks and was produced by Kristian Bush.
“All these songs came from me writing about my life; I don’t ever put on a persona or try to be something I’m not,” Moroney previously explained in a press release. “I’m just a 25-year-old girl from Georgia who happens to be very in touch with her feelings, and knows how to turn them into songs.”
Megan Moroney embarked on her first-ever headlining tour earlier this year and later hit the road with Brooks & Dunn on the REBOOT Tour.
While on the road with the iconic country music duo, Moroney had the opportunity to join them for a performance of “Cowgirls Don’t Cry.” Re-live the memorable moment HERE.
After playing several fairs and festivals this summer, Moroney is set to launch her headlining LUCKY Tour on September 20 in New York. The trek will make stops in cities across the U.S., including Philadelphia, Chicago, Las Vegas, and more before wrapping up on December 10 in Atlanta.
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