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Kevin Morby, Sam Cohen

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The Showbox Downtown
Tues May 14, 8 pm All Ages


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Recommended by Leilani Polk

Sometimes you hear a song and you’re immediately sold on an artist. And then the rest of their music proves fantastic and you fall in love. Such is the case for me and Brooklyn-based alt-folk and indie-rock troubadour Kevin Morby. The track that left me breathless and excited was “No Halo,” the lead single off his fifth studio album, Oh My God. It opens with some keyboard riffs, a hand-clap-driven rhythm, and Morby’s tuneful vocals before little trills of sax and flute worm their way in. Then the tempo slows down and it transforms into a lush, languid, goose-bump-inducing break that finds him repeating a different version of the opening verse: “When I was a boy / No rooftop on my joy / When I was a child / No one, nowhere, no how, nothing was not made of fire.” There’s something very gospel-soulful about the record overall, which makes sense; it’s not a religious concept album per se, but he’s described it as “an outsider’s view of the human experience in terms of religion.” It deserves all your attention.

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The Showbox

1426 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Tues May 14, 8 pm