FOUNDED BY CO-WRITERS MATTHEW WILLIAM AND KEDRA CAROLINE, THE MORELINGS HIT THE PHILLY SCENE AS A THREE PIECE IN AUGUST OF 2014 AND LATER RECORDED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO PROJECT WITH PHILADELPHIA PRODUCER KYLE “SLICK” JOHNSON IN THE FALL OF THAT YEAR. ISSUED IN JANUARY OF 2015, THE THREE-SONG EP, NO SIGN, CONSISTS OF “DARK DREAM-POP GUITARS, ETHEREAL VOCALS, AND DILATED ATMOSPHERES” (GOING SOLO). THE FOLLOWING SUMMER, THEY TOURED THE EAST COAST AND MIDWEST AND WERE INVITED TO CONTRIBUTE A COVER OF “LONESOME TONIGHT” TO A NEW ORDER TRIBUTE ALBUM CALLED DREAMS NEVER END, ABOUT WHICH PHILEBRITY HAS SAID, “YOU’LL NEVER SETTLE FOR THE ORIGINAL VERSION AGAIN.” WITH POSITIVE RECEPTION, THE MORELINGS RELEASED THREE CAPTIVATING MUSIC VIDEOS FOR EACH SONG OF THEIR EP, ESTABLISHING A FIRM VISUAL AESTHETIC. IN LATE JUNE OF 2015, THE MORELINGS BEGAN WORKING WITH PHILADELPHIA PRODUCER JEFF ZEIGLER (THE WAR ON DRUGS, NOTHING, KURT VILE) ON THEIR FIRST FULL-LENGTH LP. THEY HAVE SINCE EXPANDED THEIR ACT TO A FIVE-PIECE, DELIVERING LIVE PERFORMANCES REFLECTIVE OF THE RICH, LAYERED STUDIO SOUND FOR WHICH THEY HAVE BECOME KNOWN. THE MORELINGS’ USE OF STUNNING VISUAL PROJECTIONS—COLLABORATIONS WITH VARIOUS VISUAL ARTISTS—BLURS THE LINE BETWEEN ART AND MUSIC PERFORMANCE.