Kevin Morby Shares ‘Gift Horse’ & ‘I Was On Time’ Singles
Kevin Morby’s singles, “Gift Horse” and “I Was On Time,” are now available to stream. The tracks were previously released as a 7-inch single bundled with Morby’s 2019 album, Oh My God.
Morby described “I Was On Time” as “an ode to being a live performer.” Further elaborating:
To being late. To arriving on time. To seeing the beautiful people who have paid to see you play music night after night all across the world. To throwing them roses. To the gift of live performance and the spirit of music. I love both of these songs, as I love all my songs. Each one is a puzzle piece to my soul and though they didn’t fit thematically with the rest of Oh My God, I’m glad that they are now finding their way into the digital stratosphere for anyone and everyone who cares to listen to do so.
Morby wrote “Gift Horse” while working on the final Oh My God track, “O Behold.” The song was composed “completely on the spot,” which Morby detailed by sharing:
I started hammering out a few chords and suddenly was humming a melody and told [producer] Sam [Cohen] I thought I was writing a new song and that maybe we should record it instead. An hour later we had “Gift Horse,” lyrics and all, like it had been floating around the studio and we just nabbed it out of the air. We re-cut it with the band a few weeks later, which is what you’re hearing now.