Kahn Morbee has built an incredible fanbase through the release of his previous two solo records, 'Salt' and 'A Noise in the Void'. 'A World at Suicide' is the third studio album release from Morbee, out now, with 'All the Beauty' unveiled as the first single released from the album.
Kahn Morbee. Photo: Chashish
Morbee talks about ‘All the Beauty’ and what the writing process and inspiration behind the single was: “The opening lines of this song were changed to reflect the Covid-19 context that caused me to delay the release of the album.
“‘There's a scarecrow standing in the middle of the street (metaphor for Covid-19). Everyone's playing hide-and-seek (lockdown). Every day seems exactly the same (extended lockdown).’ The gist of the song is accepting that life is a series of ups and downs.”
I caught up with Morbee last week:
The new decade means:
Wobbly starts and broken hearts.
Fame is about:
An unexpected consequence of pursuing something others revere - a by-product rather than the target.
Retirement will happen when:
A bizarre construct that ‘removes’ the most knowledgeable and experienced people from the ‘think-tank’, perpuating an ageist culture.
I don't do:
What does music mean to you?
Freedom and therapy.
My music is about:
Observation of the human journey.
I would love to co-write with:
Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks and Robert Smith.
Where do you go for inspiration to create?
What is the most enjoyable aspect of your work?
The creative metamorphosis of something out of nothing.
The song you must do in every show?
Push me to the floor, Baby be Mine and Giant Mistake.
Any funny moments on stage?
I once agreed to get wheeled onto stage in some magician’s cage as part of a trick to start the show - let’s just say the “ta-da” moment was pretty underwhelming and the laughter (and confusion) from both the audience and my band mates was at my expense.
My Gran, da Vinci, Aristotle, Newton, Carl Sagan, Charles Darwin, Paul McCartney, Freddy Mercury, Stevie Nicks and Leo Fender.