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Listen: Kevin Morby Shares New Song in Honor of Orlando Shooting Victims - “Beautiful Strangers”

Plus a Cover of Townes Van Zandt's "No Place to Fall," Proceeds Benefit Everytown for Gun Safety

Oct 27, 2016 Photography by Wendy Lynch Redfern (for Under the Radar) Kevin Morby
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Kevin Morby released his excellent latest album, Singing Saw, back in April via Dead Oceans. Now he has shared a brand new single, “Beautiful Strangers,” which is in honor of the victims of the Orlando nightclub mass shooting in June. The single’s B-side is a cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “No Place to Fall.” You can purchase the single on Bandcamp, with proceeds going to the organization Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit whose goal is to strengthen America’s gun laws. You can pay the standard $1.99 or have the option to donate more money. Listen to both songs below.

Morby had this to say about the songs in a press release: “This release is dedicated to and written for all the people I have never met but have only read about. The innocent people who were out living their lives and one day, without warning, had them taken away from them. People who liked to laugh, dance, and love in the way that we all do, but can’t anymore. All those names and faces, all those beautiful strangers…

“So here are two songs, ‘Beautiful Strangers’ as well as my cover of Townes Van Zandt’s ‘No Place To Fall’ that I have been closing my live show with over the past year. Any purchase of these two songs will go to support the work of Everytown For Gun Safety - an organization I have followed for quite some time. I believe in and support them in their efforts to make the world a safer place. So if you wish - you can donate as little or large as you’d like and I do hope you enjoy the songs. Do it for the kids.

“Love and peace,
Kevin Morby”

Jason Rzepka, Director of Cultural Engagement at Everytown for Gun Safety, added: “Kevin has penned a beautiful tribute to the victims of America’s ugly gun violence crisis - an emergency that claims 91 of our fellow citizens every day. We’re deeply grateful for his talents, thoughtfulness and efforts to rally more people to support the life saving work of gun violence prevention.”

Read our review of Singing Saw and check out our recent interview with Morby about Singing Saw.

Kevin Morby Tour Dates:

Tue. Nov. 8 - London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
Wed. Nov. 9 - Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
Fri. Nov. 11 - Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
Sat. Nov. 12 - Berlin, DE @ Columbia Theater
Mon. Nov. 14 - Munich, DE @ Strom
Tue. Nov. 15 - Dudingen, SW @ Bad Bonn
Wed. Nov. 16 - Feyzin, FR @ L’Epicerie Moderne
Thu. Nov. 17 - Angers, FR @ Chabada
Sat. Nov. 19 - Bordeaux, FR @ Rock School Barbey
Sun. Nov. 20 - La Rochelle, FR @ La Sirene
Mon. Nov. 21 - Nimes, FR @ Paloma
Tue. Nov. 22 - Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo


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