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Whether it’s through combing the internet, a recommended playlist of a friend or through sheer chance, music that is meant to be listened to by our curious ears, always finds away of magnetising itself to us. More often than not, at a time where it is emotionally necessary – a break up, a new environment often something that helps us navigate through the changes, or help us reminisce over the simpler times where things stayed the same.
Kevin Morby’s most recent release: City music, covers all the above providing a narrative of reflection. Softer tracks like Night Time, Downtown Lights and Dry Your Eyes. Take you to a somber state, the kind of removed feeling you get as you look through your window that’s kept ajar as you smoke a cigarette that never seems to end. Songs like 1234 and Aboard My Train, make you want to run down the street and tell all your friends you love them. The emotional gaps in between, are smoothed with tracks like City Music and Flannery, easing the song transitions into a smooth journey that carries you as the rest of the world rides along beside you.
City Music follows Singing Saw which was only released last year, it seems that KM is constantly giving us a never ending soundtrack. One that appears to never feel exhausting or forced or chasing a dollar sign.
Morby has been on the scene for a while now, you might remember him from The Babies with Vivian Girls’ Cassie Ramone or in Woods. Or that final episode of Bojack (for all the cartoon lovers out there). A resident on KEXP, Kevin and his band including Meg Duffy- Hand Habits, it’s pretty hard not to stumble across him and once you do, you can’t imagine your music library without his name on the record spines.
Catch Morby plus specials guests on his final tour of the year: here
Merch, Music Downloads, more info: here
KM features on our Winter Playlist: Listen here.