M A T T
M O R R E L L
"Evoking the lyrical intensity of Leonard Cohen, Jeff Mangum, Steve Earle and Randy Newman with a ragged, spontaneous performance style reminiscent of Rolling Thunder Review-era Bob Dylan, Matt Morrell falls squarely in a tradition of singer/songwriters with a story to tell."
"Evette is Morrell’s new album and is wonderfully disjointed (like the cover art) as Morrell seemingly explores every facet of his diverse songwriting. Song by song goes by as Morrell moves in and out of genre classifications with ease. I prefer songs like “Evette” that are quirky and offer bare, intimate arrangements reminiscent of The Mountain Goats or even Matty Pop Chart. “Old Black Car” and “Sharks & Oligarchs” are rustic in their Americana/pop approach and occupy Rhett Miller/Old 97’s style territory."
-Sound as Language
L Y R I C S
“By a tangle of electric cords / by plastic guns and wooden swords / we shared a blanket where the highway bends / Evette I loved you then."
"Have I seen paradise / have I seen seen fire blaze in the thorns / have I seen the child born / have I seen the ancient become new"