Detroit-based artist George Morris will be releasing his ethereal self-titled full-length on February 10th. The first single “100 Years” is streaming now and deals with the idea of getting old and having all your friends die. Morris doesn’t think it’s all doom and gloom though, melancholy optimism maybe? The track originally premiered with PopMatters.
“The song started out with just that first line — “All of My Friends are Dead” — which is the title of a children’s book by Avery Monsen, then the rest formed after that,” Morris told PopMatters. “I wouldn’t say it’s autobiographical. I guess it’s imagining what it would be like to live forever and how lonely that would be, but yeah, also embracing the positive.“
Known as the former unhinged frontman for the band The Satin Peaches, George Morris became one of the most talked about musicians in Detroit after performing at Lollapalooza, linking up with Oasis manager Marcus Russell and signing with Island Records. After the band called it quits in 2010, Morris began writing new material, expanding his guitar and piano skills, and working on tunes that called back to Radiohead, Velvet Underground, and The Beatles. In 2012, he recorded his first solo record titled Organ Solos and shortly after formed a backing band called The Gypsy Chorus and released his second album We Will Go To Hell For This.