Kevin Morby has announced his new album Sundowner with a video for a new song called “Campfire.” The album is due out October 16 via Dead Oceans. Check out the video for “Campfire,” which features Morby’s partner Katie Crutchfield (aka Waxahatchee), below.
Morby recorded Sundowners at his home studio, working mostly with a four-track Tascam 424 recorder. “I wrote the entire album wearing headphones, hunched over the 424, letting my voice and guitar pass through the machine, getting lost in the warmth of the tape as if another version of myself was living on the inside, singing back at me,” Morby said in a statement. “I was mesmerized by the magic of the four track not only as a recording device, but also an instrument, and considered it my songwriting partner throughout the whole process.”
Along with the album, Kevin Morby has announced a “virtual tour” on the Noon Chorus platform. Starting on September 10, Morby will perform one album from his discography every Thursday, working in chronological order until he gets to an October 15 performance of Sundowner. Morby was set to tour the United States this spring in support of his 2019 LP Oh My God before the coronavirus pandemic effectively shut down the touring industry.
Revisit the interview “Kevin Morby Loves Fiona Apple and Feels Like James Bond” on the Pitch.
02 Brother, Sister
06 Don’t Underestimate Midwest American Sun
07 A Night at the Little Los Angeles
09 Velvet Highway