morly – “the choir”

morly
photo courtesy of the artist

minneapolis native morly dropped off “the choir” last month, a haunting work of minimalist electronica that remains one of the strongest singles of 2016.  morly’s follow-up to last year’s excellent in defense of my muse is due out in april via cascine, but in the meantime she’s teamed with gina gammell on a music video for “the choir,” based around moody, affective choreography that fluctuates with the song’s points of tension and release.  check out the clip below.

morly – “the choir”

morly
photo courtesy of the artist

morly’s debut ep, in defense of my muse, was one of our favorites of 2015, and katy morley has already put forth one of the most impressionable songs yet this year.  “the choir,” a standalone single for cascine, straddles the space between haunting and ethereal, pairing morly’s affinity for seismic bass tones with a commanding lead vocal that gradually cedes the foreground to distant saxophone bleats and sputtering drum production.  listen to “the choir” below.