Kevin Morby just put out the new album City Music, and today, he’s shared a video for LP cut “Downtown’s Lights.” Directed by Hugo Jouxtel of La Blogothéque and shot in Paris, the striking black-and-white clip finds Morby performing and handing out flowers to Parisians.
“Paris has always shown a lot of love towards my music, and I am very grateful,” Morby says. “On my first European solo tour I was selling maybe 50 tickets a city until I showed up in Paris and heard the show was already at 150 tickets, which at the time really blew my mind and took me by complete surprise. Before the show, a company called La Blogothéque asked me to do a ‘Take Away Show,’ which I agreed to do, though I didn’t really know what it was. The film crew was so kind and took me on a magical adventure around the city filming me playing some songs in a park and in a boat going down the canal. Two years later, I was back in Paris and they asked me to film a show playing to a small crowd inside a house next to Père Lachaise Cemetery and that, too, was very magical. So when it came time to do a video for ‘Downtown’s Lights’ I knew just who to ask. La Blogothéque has a way of capturing the meeting of artists and a city half way, letting them both do the work and play off of each other and the result is always fascinating.”
City Music is out now on Dead Oceans.