Kevin Morby is releasing his fifth solo studio album, a double LP titled Oh My God, on April 26 via Dead Oceans. Following 2017's City Music, the concept record takes on the theme of religion and its prevalence in the life and culture of all people, even non-believers. This is how Morby puts it:
"Religion is around all of us. It’s a universal language and there is profound beauty in it. I’ve found it a useful tool within songwriting, as it’s something everyone can relate to on some level. There are religious themes or imagery in a lot of what I’ve done, so I wanted to get all of that out and speak only that language for a whole record. It’s not a born-again thing; it’s more that ‘oh my god’ is such a profound statement we all use multiple times a day and means so many different things. It’s not about an actual god but a perceived one, and it’s an outsider’s view of the human experience in terms of religion."
Our Song of the Day is the record’s lead single, “No Halo,” a bold rumination on lost youth innocence featuring a jazzy sax line. Oh My God was produced by Sam Cohen, who Morby says helped guide the sound of the album towards “sonic pop-art that only [has] a few colors.” Below, watch the surreal video for the song directed by Chris Good which will be the first in a series of forthcoming videos playing on the same storyline.
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "Satellites” by New Age Healers, from the 2019 self-released album Debris.
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "The Dark Side of the Sun” by Sol Oosel, from the 2018 self-released album Janus.
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "(I Blame) Society” by Titus Andronicus, from the 2019 album An Obelisk on Merge Records.