Morgan Wallen Slams Release of ‘Terrible’ Old Songs, Issues Fresh Cut

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There is a batch of “new” Morgan Wallen product within the market — and he would very very like you to not hearken to it. The nation celebrity took to his social media Thursday evening to ask followers to not stream eight just-released tracks that he recorded again in his pre-Big Loud days, indicating that he’s not notably pleased with them and is offended the decade-old materials is popping out in opposition to his needs.

To counter that, Taylor Swift-style, he has re-recorded a beforehand launched track from the identical batch that the contested tunes got here from — “Spin You Around” — to offer followers one thing to hearken to whereas, he hopes, they’re avoiding the decade-old materials that simply obtained picked up off the reducing room flooring.

“I want you to know this is NOT my new music & I don’t want to see this happen to anyone else,” Wallen wrote on Instagram. “I cringe when I listen to these songs & I’m concerned my fans may mistakenly believe this is a new release by me,” he wrote. “It’s gross, greedy & an example of how the dark side of the music business can suck the soul out of artists.”

After Wallen launched his assertion, Variety reached the pinnacle of the label that’s placing out the brand new materials, Panacea Records’ William Ray, who stands by the discharge of the eight beforehand unheard tracks popping out Friday morning.

“We love the songs and believe some of his fans will love it too,” says Ray. “We are excited to finally get these songs out to the world.”

Five of the songs had beforehand been launched in 2015 as an EP, “Stand Alone,” which Wallen had been prepared to face behind. Now, Panacea re-released the venture as a “10th anniversary” deluxe venture with the eight extra tracks that had been recorded on the time, greater than doubling the size. Wallen calls many of the beforehand unreleased materials “terrible.”

Panacea’s expanded version of the “Stand Alone” venture and Wallen’s re-recording of “Spin You Around” are popping out concurrently on streaming companies, at midnight ET.

Wallen mentioned he realized of the outdated music popping out whereas he was duck-hunting, and truly put collectively a canopy for the brand new “Spin You Around” single whereas he was out on the hunt.

He additionally mentioned he plans to start a brand new album in February, following up on two of probably the most commercially profitable albums of the trendy period. “Trust me, when new music is ready, you’ll hear it directly from me,” he wrote.

Wallen was within the information earlier Thursday, in a extra harmonious growth, as he and Eric Church introduced plans to relaunch the Field & Stream model, as a part of a bunch that bought rights to the journal and its retail branches. A Field & Stream Music Festival is being deliberate for the autumn beneath Church’s and Wallen’s oversight.

Wallen’s assertion concerning the disputed “Stand Alone” tracks, in full:

I’m writing y’all from a duck searching journey as a result of I wish to fill you in on one thing occurring tonight.
 
Back in 2014, I went to Florida to strive my hand at making authentic music & songwriting for the primary time. This led to a recording take care of an area investor & an artist administration deal that I deeply remorse. Unfortunately, I signed each offers with none authorized illustration.
 
We made 13 songs. Some had been okay, most had been horrible as I used to be simply studying write generally & figuring all of it out. I used to be not the one collaborator, so many of those songs weren’t my thought nor to my requirements. We deemed 5 worthy-enough to make the Stand Alone EP which features a fan-favorite, “Spin You Around.”

Tonight, these colleagues I parted methods with nearly 10 years in the past plan to launch a “10th Anniversary” version of Stand Alone in opposition to my needs & embody 8 unreleased songs, distributing it with the help of my former managers. For months I’ve been exploring each avenue doable to accumulate the rights to this outdated music & preserve the high quality of my catalog in step with songs I select to launch & consider in.
 
It’s gross, grasping & an instance of how the darkish aspect of the music enterprise can suck the soul out of artists.

I would like you to know that is NOT my new music & I don’t wish to see this occur to anybody else. I cringe after I pay attention to those songs & I’m involved my followers could mistakenly consider that is a brand new launch by me. I start recording my subsequent venture on the finish of February. I’m feeling impressed creatively & tremendous excited to make extra music I’m pleased with.
 
In response:
1. I re-recorded “Spin You Around (1/24)” this week in Nashville & it comes out TONIGHT. 
Thank you Joey Moi & Bryan Sutton.  I did the art work myself whereas within the woods duck searching. Hope you prefer it, lol.

2. I’m donating $100k from the Morgan Wallen Foundation to the Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals For The Arts (VLPA) program. I hope younger aspiring musicians learn this story & know they need to by no means have to surrender their inventive freedoms for a chance on this enterprise. 
 
3. Trust me, when new music is prepared, you’ll hear it instantly from me.

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