Gush: ‘Harlem River’ by Kevin Morby

Harlem River was released in 2013, a little while ago. I was still living in Guelph. I don’t think I knew who Morby was at the time, at least his music. I think I had seen him live with the Babies and possibly Woods.

Morby and girlfriend/musician Katie Crutchfield (aka Waxahatchee) did a series of Thursday hangouts via Instagram where they serenaded fans with requests, indulgent covers and fun chat. They sweetly referred to them as “rodeos”. Solidifying themselves as the coolest people that I’d hang out with any day.

Here’s what I’ve been listening to today. The album is good, but the song “Slow Train” is just epic and it has surprise guest vocals from Cait Le Bon. For this moment, physical distancing and pandemics aren’t so bad.

 

 

Gush: “What Will Tomorrow Bring” by Wendy Rene

Stax gem, Wendy Rene, was something I discovered while watching the show Casual. It was the song “After Laughter” and with its very distinct reggae-like organ sound and Rene’s ripping wails, it served as the perfect credit pairing. 

I stumbled upon this song and felt like it was pretty fitting to what we’re all going through in this pandemic. 

What will tomorrow bring,
What will tomorrow bring,
I came to wonder, what will tomorrow bring
I said I wonder, what will tomorrow bring
And joy to my heart and a happiness
And you, darling you, and now
What will tomorrow say, oh what will tomorrow say
I’m thinking of what I’ll say, I wonder what I’ll say
How are you, how have you been and I, I, I love you and now
It’s been so long since you’ve been in my arms
And over long time since…
So honey tell me, what am I to do
Oh, oh, oh, oh what will tomorrow bring
I think I got the right to know
What will tomorrow bring
I kinda wanna know
What will tomorrow bring
Now, will it bring sadness, a blood, a pain, a shame, a will in…
What will tomorrow bring
I think I got a right to know
Tell me, somebody have to tell me
I really wanna know, I really wanna know
I’ve got to know