Kevin Morby has delivered news of his fifth full-length, Oh My God, as well as sharing the lead single from the record, "No Halo".
"No Halo" arrives with visuals directed by Christopher Good, and is the first new music from Kevin Morby since his 2018 Jason Molina covers collaboration with Waxahatchee, "Farewell Transmission" / "The Dark Don't Hide It".
Oh My God is Morby's first album since 2017's City Music.
"Religion is around all of us," Morby explains. "It’s a universal language and there is profound beauty in it. I’ve found it a useful tool within songwriting, as it’s something everyone can relate to on some level. There are religious themes or imagery in a lot of what I’ve done, so I wanted to get all of that out and speak only that language for a whole record. It’s not a born-again thing; it’s more that ‘oh my god’ is such a profound statement we all use multiple times a day and means so many different things. It’s not about an actual god but a perceived one, and it’s an outsider’s view of the human experience in terms of religion."
He adds, "This one feels full circle, my most realised record yet. It’s a cohesive piece; all the songs fit under the umbrella of this religious theme. I was able to write and record the album I wanted to make. It’s one of those marks of a life: this is why I slept on floors for seven years. I’ve now gotten the keys to my own little kingdom, and I’m devoting so much of my life to music that I just want to keep it interesting. At the end of the day, the only thing I don’t want is to be bored. If someone wants to get in my face about writing a non-religious religious record? Thank god. That’s all I gotta say."