Kevin Morby announces new album This Is a Photograph and shares title track

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The ever-prolific Kevin Morby has a new album on the way, his 2020s follow-up Sunset. This is a photograph due out May 13 on Dead Oceans, complete with its title track and accompanying music video, plus new Morby world tour dates.


This is a photograph, Morby’s seventh solo album, is described in a press release as not only a collection of “his finest songs, his best vocal performances, his most incisive lyrics and his lushest arrangements”, but also as “without no doubt his magnum opus to date”. ” Morby wrote the album in Memphis and found Singing saw and oh my God producer Sam Cohen to record it, both at Cohen’s studio in upstate New York and at Sam Philip’s Recording Co. in Memphis – the latter location is where “This Is a Photograph” was recorded live, with backing harmonies from Stax Academy of Music alumni.

The album as a whole features a sprawling cast of collaborators, including: Nick Kinsey (drums); Morby’s former touring pianist Oliver Hill; his mother Meg and sister Charlotte (strings); his touring compatriots Cochemea Gastelum (saxophone), Jared Samuel (organ) and Alecia Chakour (vocals, tambourine); Eric Johnson (banjo); and new collaborators Josh Jaeger (drums, percussion), Brandee Younger (harp), Makaya McCraven (drums), Cassandra Jenkins (vocals), and Tim Heidecker and Alia Shawkat (who contribute “messy laughs” on “Rock Bottom”).

“This Is a Photograph” finds Morby reminiscing about rustic, propulsive Southern rock: “This is a photograph, a window into the past / Of your father on the lawn, shirtless,” he describes, referencing the photo of Morby family who inspired the whole album. Various tapped and hand-played percussion, and possibly Cohen’s bass, move the track forward quickly, even as Morby nostalgically delves into the past. But what it ultimately does is enjoy the present, in a way that will prolong it into the future: its chorus reads, “That’s what I’ll miss being alive.”

“Sam Cohen and I wanted to throw everything against the wall with this one,” Morby said of the track in a statement. “It’s about the battle every family faces, to chase the clock, live our lives, and stick together for as long as possible. That, and the dreams that come with being a young family in America and where those dreams eventually come to an end.

Morby’s “This Is a Photograph” video was directed by Chantal Anderson and shot in a remote, unidentified town in California. Photos of the Morby family (as well as archival photos from the Peter J. Cohen collection) are edited into the clip, amplifying its nostalgic feel.

Watch the video below and see the details of Morby’s next album and upcoming tour dates below.




This is a photograph List of tracks:


01. Introduction
02. This is a photograph
03. A random act of kindness
04. Bittersweet, TN
05. Disappearance
06. A coat of butterflies
07. The bottom of the rock
08. Always inside an image
09. Five Easy Pieces
10. Stop before you cry
11. It’s Over
12. Farewell to the Good Times



This is a photograph Art:


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Kevin Morby Tour Dates:


May

20 – Madrid, ES @ Tomavistas
21 – Biarritz, FR @ L’Atabal
22 – Montpellier, FR @ Le Rockstore
23 – Bordeaux, FR @ Rock School Barbey
24 – Paris, FR @ Le Bataclan
25 – Cologne, DE @ Kulturekirche
26 – Antwerp, BE @ De Roma
28 – London, UK @ Wide Awake at Brockwell Park
29 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg
30 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefährlich
31 – Berlin, Germany @ Metropol


June

01 – Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur
03- Angers, FR @ Levitation
04 – Clermont-Ferrand, FR @ The May Cooperative
05 – Lille, FR @ Aircraft


July

03 – Bologna, IT @ Covo Summer
04 – Terni, IT @ Anfifteatro Romano
06 – Zagreb, HR @ Moshvara
07 – Budapest, HU @ Akvárium Klub
08 – Trencin, Slovakia @ Pohoda Festival
09 – Zittau, DE @ Lonely Lake Festival
11 – Vienna, [email protected]
12 – Munich, DE @ Ampere
13 – Bern, CH @ Gurtenfestival
15 – Lisbon, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock


August

21 – Erlanger, DE @ Ewerk
22 – Hannover, DE @ Café Glocksee
24 – Copenhagen, DK @ Punpehuset
27 – Prague, CZ @ Meetfactory
28 – Darmstadt, DE @ Golden Leaf Festival
31 – Brighton, UK @ Chalk


September

03 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
04 – Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall
05 – Glasgow, UK @ Classic Grand
06 – Leeds, UK @ The Brudenell Social Club
07 – Dublin, IE @ Academy
28 – Sonoma, CA @ Historic Redwood Barn*
29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore*


October

01 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco *
03 – Tucson, Arizona @ 191 Toole*
05 – Santa Fe, New Mexico @ Meow Wolf*
10 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma @ Beer City Music Hall *
11 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway Nightclub*
12 – Bloomington, IN @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater *
14 – Memphis, TN @ The Bluff *
15 – Nashville, TN @ East Basement *
16 – Atlanta, Georgia @ West Terminal*
18 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Intuition Ale Works*
20 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel*
21 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall *
22 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 a.m. Club %
24 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair %
25 – Ardmore, PA @ Ardmore Music Hall %
26 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall %
28 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall %
29 – Ferndale, MI @ The Magic Bag %
31 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic % Theater


November

01 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom %
02 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café %
03 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads Saloon %
05 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater %
06 – Fort Collins, CO @% of Washington
08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The CommonWealth Room %
10 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall %
11 – Seattle, WA @Showbox%
12 – Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theater %

(* with Cassandra Jenkins)
(% with Coco)


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