Integrating lush, pop sensibilities with a venerably distinctive indie rock sound, Detroit’s George Morris has released the single, “100 Years” off of his forthcoming self-titled album. This latest track is sonically and stylistically nuanced, citing influences from Bowie to The Beatles. “100 Years” isn’t just another cliched meditation on life and death but a visceral and introspective track that explores the labor of living in the wake of loss.
Imbued with penetrating drum rolls and shimmering keys, “100 Years” deals with mortality and the conflicting feelings of practicality, defeat, guilt, grief, sorrow, and gratitude that accompany it. As the sharp, quavering lead vocals pierce through organic and synthesized soundscapes, his intentionality as an artist only becomes more apparent, designating Morris as one of the most interesting frontmen in the indie rock circuit.
The self-titled 8-track album, George Morris, will be out on Friday, February 10.