Kevin Morby announces new album, City Music, unveils “Come to Me Now” — listen

The follow-up to last year's Singing Saw lands in stores in June

    Photo by Andarsha Benjamin

    Kevin Morby is the kind of singer-songwriter who reflects on transiency best when he’s idle and absorbed by solitude. The former Woods member did that on one of my favorite albums of 2014, Still Life, and he’s doing so again on his upcoming fourth LP, City Music.

    Due out June 16th through Dead Oceans, the record finds Morby looking back on the various metropolises he’s passed through over the years. “It is a mix-tape, a fever dream, a love letter dedicated to those cities that I cannot get rid of,” he says in a press release, “to those cities that are all inside of me.”

    In anticipation of the 12-track effort, Morby has revealed lead single “Come to Me Now”, which utilizes an old pump organ from the 1800s. He explains further:

    “This was my favorite part of recording this album, playing this thing and pumping air into it with the foot pedals, it had such a presence from the moment I entered the studio. For the first few days I think I thought it was just there for looks, that there was no way it still worked, but sure enough it did. Above it hung a framed photo of the original owner of the studios property who died sometime ago. Apparently his ghost still occupies the premises.”


    Stream the song down below via its lyric video.

    City Music Artwork:

    City Music Tracklist:
    01. Come To Me Now
    02. Crybaby
    03. 1234
    04. Aboard My Train
    05. Dry Your Eyes
    06. Flannery
    07. City Music
    08. Tin Can
    09. Caught In My Eye
    10. Night Time
    11. Pearly Gates
    12. Downtown’s Lights

    Morby has a lengthy spring stint lined up for the US and Europe, including a handful of festival dates.

    Kevin Morby 2017 Tour Dates:
    03/22 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward Theater
    03/23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Lecture Hall of Oakland
    03/24 – Toronto, ON @ Longboat Hall
    03/25 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Plaza
    03/26 – Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot
    03/28 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
    03/29 – Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space
    03/30 – Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
    03/31 – Jersey City, NJ Monty Hall
    04/01 – Carlisle, PA @ Dickinson College
    04/02 – Baltimore, MD @ Creative Alliance
    05/23 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
    05/24 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
    05/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
    05/27 – Allston, MA @ Boston Calling
    06/01 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
    06/03 – London, UK @ Field Day
    06/04 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    06/08-11 – Machester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
    06/23-25 – North Adams, MA @ Solid Sound Festival
    06/27 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
    06/28 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
    07/02 – Berlin, DE @ Quasimodo
    07/03 – Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom
    07/05 – Dudingen, DE @ Bad Bonn
    07/07 – Soliera/Modena, IT @ Artivive
    07/11 – Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
    07/13 – Lisbon, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock
    07/15 – Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
    07/16 – Southwold, UK @ Latitude Festival
    07/28 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival