Published Aug 14, 2019Following the release of his fifth studio album Oh My God, Kevin Morby has shared an accompanying short film by the same name. Below, you can find the Christopher Good-directed visual piece, which is as ambitious as it is dizzyingly DIY.
The video itself is part animation, part live-action and wholly surreal. At times, we see Morby riding in a janky, construction paper-lined airplane, and at others, he's playing a fishnet covered living room concert, drowning in cut scenes, talking about guardian angels and religion, dreaming, painting and drifting off into the abyss.
Here's what Morby had to say about the making of the film:
I wanted to let listeners in on some of the behind the scenes and inside my head a bit more. We set out to make something that was half documentary and half dreamscape of both my life at the time while living back in Kansas City and the subject matter of the album.
I tend to exaggerate stories a lot of the times when I tell them, but only to do justice to what the experience felt like at the time — and that's what I believe Chris and I have done with this film. We exaggerate and bend reality, but only in attempt to get a certain mood or feeling across. More than anything, this film was a lot of fun to make and I believe it is a lot of fun to watch. Upon completing the film I want viewers to feel like they had just fallen asleep and had a psychedelic dream while my album played in the room they were sleeping in, gently weaving itself into their dream.
Morby is currently on tour in support of Oh My God, which was released on April 26 via Dead Oceans. Find the full tour schedule by scrolling past the short film.
08/23 Asheville, NC — Diana Wortham Theatre
08/30-09/01 Montreal, QC — Mile Ex End
08/31 Portsmouth, NH — 3S Artspace
09/01 Burlington, VT — ArtsRiot
09/03 Jersey City, NJ — Monty Hall
09/04 Baltimore, MD — Creative Alliance
09/05 Cleveland, OH — Survival Kit Gallery
09/06 Pittsburgh, PA — Andy Warhol Museum
09/08 Nelsonville, OH — Stuart's Opera House
09/09 Louisville, KY — Zanzabar
09/10 Nashville, TN — Third Man Records
09/12 St. Louis, MO — Native Sound
09/13 Memphis, TN — The Green Room
09/14 Oklahoma City, OK — City Pres
09/28 Accord, NY — Woodsist Festival
11/02 Den Haag, NL — Crossing Border
11/03 Leipzig, DE — UT Connewitz
11/04 Berlin, DE — Heimathafen Neukölln
11/05 Prague, CZ — MEETFACTORY
11/06 Vienna, AT — WUK
11/08 Mainz, DE — KUZ
11/11 Brighton, UK — All Saints Church
11/12 London, UK — Cecil Sharp House
11/13 Leeds, UK — Mill Hill Chapel
11/14 Manchester, UK — The Dancehouse Theatre
11/16 Rouen, FR — Le 106 Club
11/17 Paris, FR — Le Trianon
11/18 Antwerpen, BE — Autumns Falls at De Roma
11/19 Liège, BE — Autumn Falls at Troca
11/20 Schorndorf, DE — Club Manufaktur
11/21 Munich, DE — Feierwerk
11/22 Cologne, DE — Kulturkirche Köln
11/23 Lisbon, PT — Super Bok In Stocl