INTERVIEW: George Morris

Hi George, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Sick actually.  I think I gave myself a cold by drinking too much over New Years, but that’s ok.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “100 Years”?

It’s the first single off of my new record.  I didn’t think it was going to be a single originally, but it kind of evolved in the studio.  I think it was one of the first songs we finished.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

Not really.  The first line of the song comes from a children’s book by Avery Monson and the rest came together after that.  I don’t think any of my songs are ever about one thing in particular.  They’re open for interpretation.Any plans to release a video for the single?

Maybe.  I don’t really like making music videos.  If someone wants to make one, and I don’t have to do anything. I’m all for it.

The single comes off your new self-titled album – why naming the record after yourself?

It’s partially because this feels like an album I’ve been trying to make for a long time.  The other part is laziness.

How was the recording and writing process?

The writing process was the same.  I write everything while I’m demoing it at home.  This was the first record that I did with an outside producer (Zach Shipps) so the recording was different.  It’s also the first album that has the band playing on it.  The last two records I just did everything myself.

Would you call this a departure from your previous projects or a follow up?

I guess it’s a bit different because of how it was done, but I don’t think its a departure, just a progression.  Having said that, I think each album is different.

What aspect of loneliness did you get to explore on this record?

I think that is an element in 100 Years.  The idea of living forever and how lonely that would be.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yeah we’re aiming for the spring.

What else is happening next in George Morris’ world?

I’m going to drink a bunch of Nyquil and go to bed.


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