Indie rocker Kevin Morby shares two new tracks from his forthcoming new album Sundowner, check out the video for Wander and the lyric video below for Don’t Underestimate Midwest American Sun. Sundowner drops Oct 16th via Dead Oceans.
Kevin Morby on the two new songs:
“WANDER is anchored by a lyric I’ve had in my head for the last decade. The hook “I wonder as I wander why was I born in the wild wonder” is even featured in the insert of the first Babies LP. The song is meant to steadily gain momentum before coming to an abrupt halt. It is the shortest song I’ve ever written, and is intended to be played on a loop. We shot the video in the middle of Kansas, showing Katie Crutchfield driving down an empty highway listening to the song on a tape deck, which is exactly the kind of environment I’d hope one would get to experience it in.
DON’T UNDERESTIMATE MIDWEST AMERICAN SUN is my favorite song off of the new album, and the one I’m most proud of. I consider space to be a prominent instrument on the song – and here it is as important as anything else you hear on the track. It was my goal to capture the vast openness of the Middle American landscape sonically. To this end – there is a whole track of nothing but Texas air, birds and wind chimes living beneath the song. The subject matter documents two people living in a new isolated environment – left to their own devices they must make their own fun – afraid that it could disappear at any moment – that the outside world may tear them apart. It is accompanied by a lyric video of raw footage I shot of the midwestern landscape over the past year and a half.”