Kevin Morby Shares Video for New Tune “Rock Backside”: Watch


Kevin Morby has shared “Rock Backside,” the most recent single from his forthcoming LP This Is a {Photograph}. A tribute to the late Jay Reatard, “Rock Backside” options Sam Cohen (who additionally produced the file) on bass, backing vocals by Cassandra Jenkins, and chuckle tracks from Tim Heidecker and Alia Shawkat. Take a look at the Johnny Eastlund–directed video for “Rock Backside”—that includes Tim Heidecker and “Tik-Tok nunchucker” Ariel Kellogg—beneath. 

Together with the brand new tune, Morby is launching a publication on Substack referred to as Kevin Morby’s Fam Membership. It’ll function a weekly replace that includes the drawings, photographs, poems, essays, demos, and extra that sometimes keep within the margins of his songwriting course of.

Of the brand new tune, Morby stated in a press release:

I’d typically move a mural of the late James Lee Lindsey Jr. on Foremost Road (in Memphis) which ultimately lead me down a rabbit gap to revisiting his physique of labor together with watching the 2009 documentary filmed throughout his final days, Higher Than One thing. I used to be taken by how comparable his story was to that of many different American icons that have been forward of their time and too-quickly rose from the underside to the highest, inevitably burning out. I learn that his stage identify, Jay Reatard, was worn as a badge of honor after years of being picked on in grade faculty—which can or will not be why on the quilt of his seminal album Blood Visions he’s lined in blood as a nod to Sissy Spacek’s character in Carrie. Due to this I selected to start the tune by repeating ‘they’re all gonna chuckle at you!’ When within the studio I pointed on the final Reatard’s album, Grown Up, Fucked Up, as a reference for what I used to be attempting to realize sonically.





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Kevin Morby has shared “Rock Backside,” the most recent single from his forthcoming LP This Is a {Photograph}. A tribute to the late Jay Reatard, “Rock Backside” options Sam Cohen (who additionally produced the file) on bass, backing vocals by Cassandra Jenkins, and chuckle tracks from Tim Heidecker and Alia Shawkat. Take a look at…

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