Watch Kevin Morby shares ‘Rock Bottom’ from new album ‘This Is A Photograph’
The new album is due on 13th May via Dead Oceans.
Kevin Morby has shared new track ‘Rock Bottom’, taken from upcoming album ‘This Is A Photograph’.
The singer-songwriter’s new record is due out on 13th May via Dead Oceans, following 2020’s ‘Sundowner’ and the previous year’s ‘Oh My God’.
“I’d often pass a mural of the late James Lee Lindsey Jr. on Main Street (in Memphis) which eventually lead me down a rabbit hole to revisiting his body of work including watching the 2009 documentary filmed during his last days, Better Than Something,” Morby said of the inspiration behind the song and video.
“I was taken by how similar his story was to that of many other American icons that were ahead of their time and too-quickly rose from the bottom to the top, inevitably burning out. I read that his stage name, Jay Reatard, was worn as a badge of honor after years of being picked on in grade school - which may or may not be why on the cover of his seminal album Blood Visions he’s covered in blood as a nod to Sissy Spacek’s character in Carrie. Because of this I chose to begin the song by repeating ‘they’re all gonna laugh at you!’
“When in the studio I pointed at the last Reatard’s album, Grown Up, Fucked Up as a reference for what I was trying to achieve sonically. For the video, director Johnny Eastlund and I decided we wanted to make an Ice Cream themed Nunchucking Western so I tagged in one of my instagram nunchuck idols Ariel Kellog to help me battle an evil talent show judge, played by Tim Heidecker, who is taunting his contestants, most notably a little girl in a bumble bee costume. The video also features comedian Caleb Heron, my bandmate Cyrus Gengras, Azniv Korkejian (aka Bedouine), Jess Wolfe (who is 1/2 of Lucius), and more.”
Watch the Johnny Eastlund-directed video for ‘Rock Bottom’ below.
There’s both charm and potential to spare as Madrid’s Tomavistas battles the elements for its 2022 return
A la tercera va la vencida indeed.
Tracks: The Kills, Celeste, Lykke Li and more
The biggest and best tracks of the past week, rounded up and reviewed.
Kevin Morby shares new track ‘Sundowner’
It’s the title track of his forthcoming album.
Kevin Morby shares two new songs ‘Don’t Underestimate Midwest American Sun’ and ‘Wander’
Lifted from his forthcoming album ‘Sundowner’.