There have certainly been a lot of lockdown and pandemic songs, but only a few of them have really perfectly captured any particular element of the weirdness of the last twelve months and counting. One of those is ‘Be With You‘, which is taken from Morris’ recently released new EP ‘Between Here and There‘. The song opens with a familiar summary of that confined to home fuzziness: “Spring came early this year / or came late / I can’t tell / oh I hardly know what day it is anyway.” As the song progresses that familiarity becomes so close that it leaves the listener wondering if Sarah Morris has been spying on them: “I’m not sleeping well so I’m rarely awake” she notes, “the weeks are flying by the hours are just limping along” she observes. There’s hope for the future though in this elegantly stripped back song which emphasises Sarah Morris’ gorgeous vocal and the excellent bass part added by Andrew Foreman.
Sarah Morris can also be found on the recent ‘Metoompls‘ compilation album, which featured a number of Minnesota artists raising awareness – and funds – for victim support. You can find that album on Bandcamp.
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