Kevin Morby 'Oh My God' 2xLP
Pre-order. Due 26th April.
Limited Dinked Edition #10 on red vinyl in numbered sleeve with alternate text colour, bonus CD, and art print. Limited to 500.
This is Kevin’s opus - a 2LP concept album on spirituality and religion. Throughout his four solo albums and myriad records
of various collaboration, Kevin Morby has recognized in his work the ubiquity of an apparent religious theme. Though not
identifying as “religious” in the slightest, Morby—the globetrotting son of Kansas City who has made music while living on
both coasts before recently returning to his Midwestern stomping grounds—recognizes in himself a somewhat spiritual
being with a secular attitude towards the soulful. And so, in an effort to tackle that notion head-on and once-and-for-all, he
sat down in his form of church—on planes and in beds—and wrote what would become his first true concept-album: the
lavish, resplendent, career-best double LP Oh My God.
“This one feels full circle, my most realized record yet,” he says. “It’s a cohesive piece; all the songs fit under the umbrella
of this weird religious theme. I was able to write and record the album I wanted to make. It’s one of those marks of a
life: this is why I slept on floors for seven years. I’ve now gotten the keys to my own little kingdom, and I’m devoting so
much of my life to music that I just want to keep it interesting. At the end of the day, the only thing I don’t want is to be
bored. If someone wants to get in my face about writing a non-religious religious record? Thank god. That’s all I gotta say.”
Label: Dead Oceans