Kevin Morby Enlightens the Youth in Video for New Track "OMG Rock n Roll"

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Kevin Morby Enlightens the Youth in Video for New Track "OMG Rock n Roll"

Kevin Morby hopes the kids will remain alright in the video for his new track “OMG Rock n Roll” off his forthcoming double album Oh My God.

Morby said of the new track, which poignantly utilizes lyrics from his 2016 single “Beautiful Strangers” (from which Oh My God takes its title):

It’s meant to be playful, despite the morbid subject matter, and sing sonic praise to rock n roll as a religious experience. More than anything—it’s [a song] about gun violence in America. Sutherland Springs, Vegas, Parkland … the list gets longer each year, filled with more cities, more innocent victims and yet nothings fundamentally changed. It’s a sad, scary and ultimately incredibly frustrating affair. We’ve all made peace with the fact that every time we leave the house we could be senselessly murdered at the hands of someone who should never have been given that power. The song is meant to mirror a public tragedy with its hard pan to the choir almost two minutes in. It’s rolling along, living its best life, when suddenly, with a gasp, reality has been turned upside down and all there’s left to do is pray to god you don’t die.

Previous singles off Oh My God include “No Halo” and “Nothing Sacred/All Things Wild.” The double LP, out April 26 on Dead Oceans, numbers among Paste’s most-anticipated releases of the month.

Educate yourself with the video for “OMG Rock n Roll” (dir. Chris Good) below, and keep scrolling to see the schedule for Morby’s upcoming tour.

Kevin Morby Tour Dates:

May
08 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel *
10 – Santa Cruz, Calif. @ The Catalyst (Live in the Atrium) *
11 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore *
13 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom *
14 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox *
15 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Imperial Vancouver *
17 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The State Room *
18 – Denver, Colo. @ Bluebird Theater *
31 – New York, N.Y. @ Town Hall *

June
01 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club *
02 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer *
03 – Boston, Mass. @ The Sinclair *
05 – Toronto, Ont. @ The Opera House *
06 – Ann Arbor, Mich. @ The Ark *
07 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall *
08 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall *
14 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB *
15 – Berlin, Germany @ Festsaal Kreuzberg *
16 – Mannheim, Germany @ Maifield Derby *
17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso *
19 – London, U.K. @ O2 Sheperds Bush Empire *
20 – Paris, France @ Le Cabaret Sauvage *
22 – Hamburg, Germany @ Knust *
23 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega *
24 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Voxhall *
26 – Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia *
28 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser/Bar Brooklyn (solo)
29 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik (solo)
30 – Oslo, Norway @ John Dee (solo)

July
01 – Tromsø, Norway @ Blårock Café (solo)
02 – Bergen, Norway @ Landmark (solo)
03 – Malmö, Sweden @ Babel (solo)
05 – Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain @ Vida Festival (solo)
06 – Madrid, Spain @ Copérnico (solo)
07 – Lisbon, Portugal @ São Luiz Teatro Municipal (solo)
08 – Braga, Portugal @ Gnration (solo)
10 – Biarritz, France @ La Côte des Basques (solo)
11 – Bordeaux, France @ Rock School Barbey (solo)
12 – Toulouse, France @ Le Théatre de Garonne (solo)
14 – Roubaix, France @ La Cave aux Poetes (solo)
17 – Istanbul, Turkey @ IKSV (solo)
19 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Grand Social (solo)

(* – w/ Sam Cohen)

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