Joe L. Murgo Is Standing ‘Strong!’ With New Pop Single

Originally from Rhode Island, but now living in Charlotte, North Carolina, Joe L. Murgo is a lifelong rock electric accordionist, who started his songwriting journey with ‘Liberty Rising’, an anthem about 9-11. He’s since composed many songs, and shares them on his official website and streaming platforms. Much as we might like to hear Joe perform live, he keeps those low-key, singing only for friends and family.

Joe’s sound features elements of modern-Nashville country rock, but he maintains a style all of his own.

“You know, if you try to write songs that sound like everyone else’s, you lose the individualistic artistry that makes you uniquely you. A lot of the newer stuff coming out of Nashville these days uses a writing formula built around beat and clever rhyme schemes, which might be fine for younger audiences, but it all starts sounding alike after a while. Plus many folks north of 30 want songs with more memorable melodies, hooks and lyrical substance.”

This is exactly the motivation behind Joe L. Murgo’s new single, ‘Strong!’. We’ve all had to negotiate obstacles in our lives, particularly over the past 4 years. Joe captures the zeitgeist of this incredibly unpredictable world we’re living in, and raises a rallying cry to remind us all to stay resilient, to never surrender, and continue to fight the good fight. With dynamic vocals amid powerful guitars, ‘Strong!’ will be reverberating in your ears for days, with the chorus being particularly memorable.

Speaking of ‘Strong!’, Joe said,

“I wrote Strong! to help those who are down, to get back up. To encourage those close to quitting, to keep trying. To inspire those who have lost their faith, to keep believing. And to urge those who are discouraged and weary…to be strong!! If Strong! doesn’t get you pumped up, better check the heart monitor!”

The video for ‘Strong!’ brings the song to life, with visual cues that perfectly match the vibes of the track. It captures the idea of persevering in the face of adversity, and shows that with our strong, human spirit, we can conquer all.

Watch the music video for ‘Strong!’ below, and find out more about Joe L. Murgo and his music online on his official website.

Joe L. Murgo - Strong! (Official Lyric Video)

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