Kansas City native and current LA dweller Kevin Morby will be gracing Cambridge with his introspective indie rock this week.
Morby, who started his musical career as the bassist for Woods and formed The Babies with Cassie Ramone of Vivian Girls, recently released his fourth album City Music on Dead Oceans and is currently touring around the U.S. before embarking on the European leg of his tour.
The acclaimed City Music is Morby’s articulation of his experiences traveling from one American city to another and the commonalities flowing through metropolises.
“I am walking through a Chinatown in a major American city and now I am a guitar part taking place in my head,” says Morby about his vision for the album. “It falls around me like rain, dancing with the neon lights coming off of the signs of the restaurants and bars. Now I am a lamp full of hot air floating away, looking down. The city is beautiful like one million candles with different sized flames, moving in their own directions. A line finds me and grabbing it I hold on tight. I sing to myself, ‘Oh, that city music, oh that city sound…’”
Don’t miss the video for “Downtown’s Lights” off of City Lights below, and be sure to catch him at The Sinclair on Wednesday, September 6.