While it often feels like the pandemic is something we’re discussing in the past tense, many musicians are still correcting course after a few years of being completely sidelined by the virus. Canadian songwriter MorMor, for one, is just now gearing up to hit the road in support of his new debut album Semblance after a prolonged period of accumulating an audience without being able to treat them to a live show. “I’m really excited to be able to play for people again,” he shares. “This is the first time I will be on the road post-pandemic. To have the opportunity to be out there is something I do not take for granted. I can only feel a sense of gratitude. I want to connect with people. I want to share space.”
In the meantime, though, MorMor aims to hype the North American tour kicking off next week in Washington, DC with a live session he recorded at the Richmond Hill David Dunlap Observatory in Ontario, where he collaborated with Kid. Studio to bring the songs from his new record to life in an unconventional setting. “Who wouldn’t want to perform in an observatory?,” he adds. “It felt exciting. It appeared to me like a ’50s idea of what the future would look like, or something out of a Kubrick or Tarkovsky film.”
With his full session dropping later today, you can preview the performance below with a spacey, soulful rendition of album cut “Here It Goes Again.” The full session will be live here at 10 a.m. PT, and you can find a full list of dates for the Semblance run here.