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Watch: Kevin Morby - “City Music” Video

City Music Due Out June 16 via Dead Oceans

Jun 06, 2017 Kevin Morby
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Kevin Morby released an excellent album, Singing Saw, just last year via Dead Oceans, but he’s already releasing a new one, City Music, on June 16 also via Dead Oceans. Previously he shared a lyric video for City Music‘s first single, “Come to Me Now,” announced a world tour in support of City Music, and shared another song from the album, “1234.” He also shared a new song not found on either album, “Bag of Rats,” as part of the “Our First 100 Days” anti-Donald Trump project. Now he has shared a video for the album’s title track, “City Music.” Christopher Good directed the video for the near 7-minute long song. It stars Morby and actress Tipper Newton and focuses on a complicated romantic relationship. There are also cameos from Rodrigo Amarante, Kyle Thomas (King Tuff), and Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino (Matt & Kim). Watch it below, followed by his upcoming tour dates.

Morby had this to say about the song in a press release: “It’s a rare song for me in that it’s more about the guitar than the lyrics. So when it came time to write lyrics, I wanted to make something as relatable and simple as possible to conjure up the feeling of being elated by a city’s beautiful mania.”

City Music is Morby’s fourth album. A previous press release described it as “full of listless wanderlust, it’s a collection inspired by and devoted to the metropolitan experience across America and beyond by a songwriter cast from his own mold.”

In the previous press release Morby said the album “is a mixtape, 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.”

Morby added: “Here, Lou Reed and Patti Smith stare out at the listener. Stretched out on a living room floor they are somewhere in mid-‘70s Manhattan, also smoking cigarettes.”

Read our review of Singing Saw and check out our 2016 interview with Morby about Singing Saw.

Kevin Morby Tour Dates:

Thu. June 8 - Sun. June 11 - Manchester TN @ Bonnaroo
Fri. June 23 - Sun. June 25 - North Adams MA @ Solid Sound Festival
Tue. June 27 - Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
Wed. June 28 - Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
Thu. June 29 - Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher
Sat. July 1 - Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
Sun. July 2 - Berlin, DE @ Quasimodo
Mon. July 3 - Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom
Tue. July 4 - Montreux, CH @ Montreux Jazz Festival
Wed. July 5 - Düdingen, DE @ Bad Bonn
Thu. July 6 - Belfort, FR @ Eurockeennes
Fri. July 7 - Soliera/Modena, IT @ Artivive
Sun. July 9 - Brugge, BE @ Cactusfestival
Sun. July 9 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso (9pm)
Tue. July 11 - Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
Thu. July 13 - Lisbon, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock
Sat. July 15 - Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
Sun. July 16 - Southwold, UK @ Latitude
Fri. July 28 - Newport RI @ Newport Folk Festival
Mon. Aug. 21 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Tue. Aug 22 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
Thu. Aug 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
Fri. Aug 25 - Fort Collins, CO @ Downtown Artey
Sat. Aug 26 - Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
Mon. Aug 28 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
Tue. Aug 29 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Thu. Aug 31 - Spring Green, WI @ Shitty Barn
Fri. Sep 1 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Sat. Sep 2 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Sun. Sep 3 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Mon. Sep 4 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PBD
Fri. Sep 8 - Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
Thu. Sep 7 - Sun. Sep 10 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
Wed. Sep 13 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
Thu. Sep 14 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Fri. Sep 15 - Dallas, TX @ Sundown at Granada
Sat. Sep 16 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Mon. Sep 18 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
Tue. Sep 19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Thu. Sep 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Fri. Sep 22 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
Sun. Sep 23 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Tue. Nov. 7 - Stockholm, SE @ Debaser
Wed. Nov. 8 - Oslo, NO @ John Dee
Thu. Nov. 9 - Lund, SE @ Mejeriet
Sun. Nov. 12 - Köln, DE @ Luxor
Wed. Nov. 15 - Munich, DE @ Ampere
Fri. Nov. 17 - Ravenna, IT @ Bronson
Sat. Nov. 18 - Rome, IT @ Monk
Sun. Nov. 19 - Milan, IT @ Serraglio
Tue. Nov. 21 - Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie
Wed. Nov. 22 - Rouen, FR @ Le 106

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March 22nd 2018

this is amazing and helpful music :) loved it

March 22nd 2018

it was an amazing song I have heard I loved it