By Julia Weber, Features Editor
[Photo courtesy of Johnny Eastlund]
Kevin Morby released a new single and announced his upcoming album in addition to an accompanying worldwide tour.
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His single, “This Is A Photograph” is available to stream now. The album This Is A Photograph is set to be released on May 13 via Dead Oceans. In an Instagram post, Morby wrote about his inspiration for the album. He said, “it is an album about being an American dreamer. That and a family growing old—as all eventually do.” He also referenced additional sources of inspiration throughout his post. “I found myself incredibly inspired by various American icons, the wonderful city of Memphis, old family photographs, the Mississippi River, the life and death of Jeff Buckley and much more.”
Debuting in 2013 with Harlem River, Morby has since built an extensive catalog consisting of six full-length albums and numerous other projects. This Is A Photograph follows his 2020 album, Sundowner. His 2017 album, City Music, drew significant attention from major music publications including Pitchfork and PASTE Magazine.
Following the release of City Music, Kevin Morby played at southeast Ohio’s very own Nelsonville Music Festival in 2018 alongside other notable acts including The Decemberists, Deer Tick, Alvvays and Tank and the Bangas. Morby also played at Stuart’s Opera House with William Tyler in 2019.
In addition to the release of the album, Morby announced an extensive worldwide tour with stops in Spain, France, Portugal, the United States and more. Regarding the tour, Morby wrote in his Instagram post: “So excited…so grateful….and as they say…letsfuckinggo.”
Listen to “This is A Photograph” below.