Kevin Morby
EDP Stage
15
Jul

On July 15th, 16th and 17th, Super Bock Super Rock returns to the dreamy landscapes of Meco, the new, yet familiar meeting point for thousands of music lovers...

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If there were any doubts about the future of folk music, listening to Kevin Morby will make them disappear. Following the legacy of Dylan and many other North American singers, Morby belongs to a generation of folk singers that include Angel Olsen and Kurt Vile, amongst others. In 2013 he released his debut album as Kevin Morby, entitled Harlem River. His second, Still Life, would be released the following year. Morby gathered some friends and put forward a riskier album, going beyond the intimate relationship between a man and his guitar. By then both public and critics had fallen at his feet thanks to his classic, beautiful songs. He subsequently earned acclamation with albums Singing Saw and City Music. 2019 saw the release of Oh My God. In this album Morby shows his more mature self and explores his spiritual concerns in a constant dialogue, his references being Lou Reed and Bob Dylan in his gospel phase. Sundowner saw the light in 2020 and revealed a confessional tone that established Kevin Morby as one of the best singer-songwriters in the world. His next album would start to be conceived in 2020, following a dramatic family event while at his childhood home in Kansas; Morby’s dad collapsed in front of him and was taken to hospital. That same day the singer had a rummage through old photographs in an attempt to take his mind off the shock and the fear. A photo of his dad as a strong young man contrasted with the recent episode, which prompted the singer to reflect on some of the topics that would become the material for his album This is a Photograph, which is being released in 2022. This family episode as well as all the changes the world has gone through in the last couple of years are the foundation for his work, where the concept of the passing of time is more important than ever. This album has been produced by Sam Cohen and has collaborations by names such as Cassandra Jenkins, Makaya McCraven, Tim Heideker and Alia Shawkat. Kevin Morby brings This is a Photograph to Portugal, to the EDP stage at Super Bock Super Rock’s next edition on July 15th.

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