Leiko Ikemura, Sven ‘t Jolle, Mai-Thu Perret, Sophie von Hellermann & Sybren Vanoverberghe
Kevin Morby’s 2013 solo debut, Harlem River, was an homage to his adoptive home town of NYC written after he’d moved to LA. Since then he toured extensively and then amicably parted ways with Woods and the Babies have gone on hiatus. Morby’s new album, named after Manynard Monrow’s art piece ‘Still Life with the Rejects from the Land of Misfit Toys’, reflects both this busy transition period and the relative peace and quiet of his new home in LA. Still Life, with its rejects from the Land of Misfit Toys, its songs too easygoing and sweet to make much sense in New York, its Kevin Morby of whom we could perhaps say the same, is an admirable snapshot of Morby’s life which makes me eager to hear how he chronicles his next step.