New Audio: Morning Silk Shares Lush and Anthemic “Skin”

Rising indie pop/dream pop act  Morning Silk is led by creative mastermind and founder Frank Corr. The project can trace its origins back to when Corr was studying Architecture at The Rhode Island School of Design: Initially conceived as a creative side project, while school took up most of his time, Corr was inspired to seriously pursue music after listening to MGMT’s Oracular Spectacular and Congratulations

Most of the early material was guitar based, but the projects sound and aesthetic gradually began to materialize with Corr linked up with Matthew Lancaster (bass, production). The ideas they started working on desperately needed drums, so the duo recruited Robert Norris (drums) to join the project. And as a trio, Morning Silk began playing across Rhode Island. Corr was simultaneously collecting gear, so they could build a studio in NYC.

Upon graduation, the trio relocated to New York and landed jobs in order to finance their studio and their creative work. Working with a collection of producers including the band’s Matthew Lancaster, Eamon Ford, Robert Norris and Caroline Sans, Morning Silk’s self-titled, full-length debut is slated for release this year.

So far, I’ve written about two of the album’s three previously released singles

  •  “Don’t Try Hard Enough,” a dreamy, hook-driven MGMT and Tame Impala-like bop that’s a gentle reminder that it’s never too late to change the path and course of your life.  
  • So Fun,” a lush pop confection that’s mix of Summer Heart, Tame Impala and Washed Out with an infectious, two-step inducing hook and guest spots from Sur Black and Kolezanka

“Skin,” the full-length debut’s fourth and latest single continues a run of lush pop centered around glistening synths, Corr’s plaintive vocals, boom bap beats and woozy guitars that reveals the act’s uncanny knack for crafting anthemic hooks. And while being an upbeat anthem, “Skin” as the band’s Frank Corr explains “is our Indie Pop anthem about trying to chase your dreams and pay your rent.”

“I lost a lot of work due to Covid, so I started writing music again. We opened up songs from six years ago and finished one of them,” Corr continues. “This sort of set in motion a new sonic palette for us. For some reason, the words “pay the rent,” kept popping into my head. So with a simple melody, we put “pay the rent” over some heavy synth bass sounds. I wanted this bass line to sort of have an energy of its own, so Matt, Rob, and I listened to some DirtBike for inspiration.”