Earlier this month former Woods bassist and Babies frontman Kevin Morby released his second solo album in a year titled Still Life; a strong collection of songs – a wanderer’s meditation – that strikes me as both warmer and more polished then last year’s Harlem River. “Parade” – above – is Still Life’s pulsating heart, an elegy of sort for the late Lou Reed. But it’s also a portrait of the artist eloquent death wish portrayed in a song of contradictions; “I f I were to die today / Slaughtered in that masquerade / The last thing you’d hear me say / Put my body on display / In the parade”, he sings while greeted with a cushion of warm sax and draped piano play.
Still Life is out now via Woodsist. Get it here.