ALBUM REVIEW: Kevin Morby – Sundowner | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 16.10.20

 

 

 

 

 

Across seven years and five solo records, including last year’s magnificent Oh My God, Kevin Morby has carved out a name for himself as one of America’s most exciting and innovative singer-songwriters, and Sundowner is one hell of a testament to this.

With this sixth LP, Morby abandons the widescreen eclecticism that marked past releases, opting instead to decorate his songs with the bare essentials: acoustic guitar and organ dominate the forefront, allowing his voice to take centre stage. From the majestic title track through to the likes of the stand-out cut Jamie, Sundowner is one of Morby’s finest efforts, and it’s refreshing to hear his songs in such an intimate and unadorned setting.

 

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