Kevin Morby's 'Sundowner' Puts Midwest Twilight Into Sound

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Kevin Morby feels a sense of melancholy when the sun goes down. That feeling inspired his latest album, Sundowner.


 
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Kevin Morby feels a sense of melancholy when the sun goes down. That feeling inspired his latest album, Sundowner. The album was written after Morby moved from LA to his hometown of Kansas City. He says this record was his “attempt to put the Middle American twilight — its beauty profound, though not always immediate — into sound.”

Many of the songs paint a picture of campfires, stars, dead deer on an open road and storms. And while the sunsets mark a darkening chapter of his day, he says they are particularly beautiful in the Midwest.

“They say it’s 'God’s country' or 'big sky country' and the clouds are so big out here and the clouds sort of act as these projectors for the light and just kind of hold on for a really long time,” Morby says.

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