Kevin Morby has shared two new songs in the shape of ‘Gift Horse’ and ‘I Was On Time’.
The tracks, which were previously available only on a 7″ that came with Morby’s most recent album Oh My God, are said to be “an ode to being a live performer.”
“‘Gift Horse’ was written completely on the spot,” Morby said of the new material. “I started hammering out a few chords and suddenly was humming a melody and told Sam I thought I was writing a new song and that maybe we should record it instead. An hour later we had ‘Gift Horse,’ lyrics and all, like it had been floating around the studio and we just nabbed it out of the air. We re-cut it with the band a few weeks later, which is what you’re hearing now.”
Morby continued: “‘I Was On Time’ is an ode to being a live performer. To being late. To arriving on time. To seeing the beautiful people who have paid to see you play music night after night all across the world. To throwing them roses. To the gift of live performance and the spirit of music.
“I love both of these songs, as I love all my songs. Each one is a puzzle piece to my soul and though they didn’t fit thematically with the rest of Oh My God, I’m glad that they are now finding their way into the digital stratosphere for anyone and everyone who cares to listen to do so.”