Listen to “Peace of Mind” HERE
Pre-order “Tales of the Facade” HERE 

Today, Morgan Guerin announces his new album Tales of the Facade out May 10th on the storied and recently relaunched Candid Records. Guerin also released his latest offering from the album, “Peace of Mind” featuring Kokayi & Debo Ray.

Guerin spoke on the inspiration behind the song saying, “[“Peace of Mind”] deals with anxiety and the hard times we’ve been living through the last four years. I needed something that got straight to the point that was at the same time vulnerable. It is the act of asking for help, something that used to be very hard for me to do. I’ve gotten better at it, and this music reflects that. We’re not meant to go through life alone. The more we think we are different, sometimes the more we are alike.”

Morgan Guerin defines what it means to be a multi-instrumentalist while also having produced and composed the entirety of the album. He is a young musician whose remarkable talents have earned him acclaim from The New York Times, NPRJazzTimes and more. Tales of the Facade features Guerin’s virtuosic performances on saxophone, bass, electronic wind instrument (EWI), drums, and keys, reflecting his upbringing in a family of musicians and his dedication to his craft. Terri Lyne Carrington has been a significant figure in Guerin’s career, giving him one of his first major professional opportunities as a member of her group Social Science, and as Candid’s A&R consultant she was instrumental in bringing him to the attention of Exceleration Music partner John Burk.

Tales of the Facade, which is an exploration beyond jazz, calls on influences from Wayne Shorter to Kendrick Lamar. It is a raw and honest exploration of identity that addresses societal issues while celebrating community and inclusivity. The album’s title encapsulates the struggle to find authenticity in a world that is dominated by technology. The cover, shot by Guerin’s brother Chase, visually interprets the facade we adopt, urging listeners to unravel their true selves amidst the digital noise.

Guerin’s versatility has made him a sought-after artist and collaborator. He has contributed his talents to notable projects such as Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science’s Waiting Game, Kassa Overall’s I Think I’m GoodEsperanza Spalding’s 12 Little Spells, and Tyshawn Sorey’s Unfiltered, among many others.

About Morgan Guerin
Morgan Guerin is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, and engineer. From composition to appearances on significant stages, Guerin has spent his life exploring new and exciting ways to navigate sound.

Born into a family of musicians right outside New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, and learning drums and saxophone before he reached double digits, the Louisiana and later Atlanta, Georgia native has a profound musical pedigree. Now 25 years old, Guerin holds a master’s degree in Jazz and has studied at the prestigious New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and Berklee College of Music.

He’s performed on stages around the world, working with luminaries like Terri Lyne Carrington, Maurice Brown, Tyshawn Sorey, and Esperanza Spalding. He’s contributed work to two GRAMMY award-winning albums: Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science’s “Waiting Game”; and Esperanza Spalding’s 2019 work “12 Little Spells”.

He’s released a series of acclaimed albums of his own (The Saga Trilogy) – the first of which was named by the Huffington Post as “one of the best Jazz albums of the year” – and he’s already been dubbed a “wunderkind saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist” by The New York Times.  


MORE ON CANDID RECORDS: From 1960-1963, founder, A&R man, and producer Nat Hentoff recorded over 30 extraordinary albums for the Candid Records label.  One cannot underestimate the breadth of these recordings – from bebop to the avant-garde, to blues.  Candid sat dormant for years until Black Lion Records founder and producer, Alan Bates, bought the label in 1989. The next phase of Candid Records is happening now.  Since its relaunch in 2021, with these new phases of recordings, the label has reissued over 28 titles to high critical acclaim. Thanks to brilliant new releases Candid has received five GRAMMY® awards – 2024 winners the Count Basie Orchestra, 2023 winners Terri Lyne Carrington and Wayne Shorter, and 2022’s multiple GRAMMY® winner Eliane Elias. Today’s Candid is not only committed to its legacy but looks forward to defining its future with the quality music that is synonymous with its elite heritage. Learn more at


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