All too often, however, the ensuing efforts highlight the distance between the effortless, natural-born inspiration of the most hallowed names in the tower of song and the somewhat studied facsimiles of their contemporary disciples. Kevin Morby 's past solo output has occasionally fit this bill: quality, yes, but not quite essential, interesting without delivering a K.O. standard punch to where it hurts.
1) Reads album title, 2) Dusts off Chad Kroeger impression
Kevin Morby has had an interesting career trajectory. A former member of the psych/folk band Woods, he went solo about a decade ago, releasing two competent folk records before gaining a larger audience with his third LP, 2016's Singing Saw. Featuring more adventurous instrumentation than your average folk release, Singing Saw was catchy and broadly appealing, standing as one of the genre's more memorable efforts in some time (not to mention being an essential entry in the Sowingcore canon).