Honest, lush folk with a wink to the '70s
Until a few years ago, he was known as frontman of The Babies and bassist with Woods. In the meantime Kevin Morby has become a leading figure in the group of folk and Americana singer-songwriters that includes Courtney Barnett, Steve Gunn and Kurt Vile. His honest, refined and lush folk sound – in combination with his charismatic stage presence – is the singer’s trademark.
With the albums ‘Harlem River’, ‘Still Life’, ‘Singing Saw’ and ‘City Music’, Morby has never disappointed. So it was that ‘Singing Saw’ received the label ‘Best New Music’ from Pitchfork and the comparison was made with greats like Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. His fourth and most recent album is, according to Morby, inspired by and dedicated to his urban experiences in the US and further afield. ‘It’s a mix-tape, a fever dream, a love letter dedicated to those cities that I cannot get rid of, to those cities that are all inside of me.’
For fans of Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, Big Thief, Courtney Barnett, Mac DeMarco, Iron & Wine
In the press Kevin Morby’s captivating fourth album feels spacious and intimate at one. It possesses an elegant, dusky atmosphere and Morby’s hopelessely optimistic songwriting is the best it has ever been. – Pitchfork on ‘City Music’