Later this month the prolific songwriter Kevin Morby will release new double album Oh My God. Today he has released a video for new song "OMG Rock n Roll." The surreal video features Morby performing for a group of kids before crossing over into another plane. Check it out above.
"OMG Rock n Roll" features an easter egg for Morby fans in the shape of lyrics first heard on his 2016 single “Beautiful Strangers.” Speaking in a statement about the new song, Morby said it is "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 it’s 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."
Watch the "OMG Rock n Roll" video above. Oh My God is out on April 26.
Thumbnail image courtesy of Barrett Emke.