KEVIN MORBY

(USA)

Known for his work as the singer/guitarist for the Brooklyn band The Babies and bassist for Woods, Kansas City native and new Los Angeles resident Kevin Morby calls his solo debu, Harlem River, “an homage to New York City,” his adopted home for the past five years.

 

Harlem River features eight interweaving tales of tragedy and misfortune; a series of desperate characters playing out their dramas with the city as backdrop. A departure from some of the signature sounds of his better known projects, Morby’s songs glisten with a haunting intimacy and while he maintains that the songs are stories about other people, it’s hard not to feel a piece of him in each one; a half-imagined, half-painfully personal world of lost love, addiction, violence and prayers for the departed.