Kevin Morby Honors Pulse Victims With ‘Beautiful Strangers’
Kevin Morby has paid tribute to the victims of June's shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub with a new single, "Beautiful Strangers." Proceeds from the track — which comes with a cover of Townes Van Zandt's "No Place to Fall" — will benefit Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, a nonprofit that advocates for common-sense gun control laws. (Sharon Van Etten previously penned "Not Myself" in response to the tragedy, also to benefit EGSSF.)
Listen below, and read on for a moving statement from Morby about "Beautiful Strangers," the second new song from the folkster this autumn (after last month's "Tiny Fires").
Kevin Morby released his album Singing Saw earlier this year via Dead Oceans.
This release is dedicated to and written for all the people I have never met, but have only read about. The innocent people who were out living their lives and one day, without warning, had them taken away from them. People who liked to laugh, dance and love in the way that we all do, but can't anymore. All those names and faces, all those beautiful strangers ...
So, here are two songs, 'Beautiful Strangers,' as well as my cover of Townes Van Zandt's 'No Place to Fall' that I have been closing my live show with over the past year. Any purchase of these two songs will go to support the work of Everytown for Gun Safety — an organization I have followed for quite some time. I believe in and support them in their efforts to make the world a safer place. So, if you wish — you can donate as little or large as you'd like, and I do hope you enjoy the songs. Do it for the kids.
Love and peace,