Led by Frank Corr, the rising indie pop/dream pop act Morning Silk can trace its origins back to when Corr was studying Architecture at The Rhode Island School of Design: Initially conceived as a side project while school took up most of his time, Corr was inspired to seriously pursue music once again after listening to MGMT’s Oracular Spectacular and Congratulations.
Most of the early material was mainly just guitar-based but the project’s sound and aesthetic gradually began to materialize when Corr linked up with Matthew Lancaster (bass, production). The ideas they started working on desperately needed drums. Robert Norris (drums) joined the project, and as a trio they began playing almost every venue across Rhode Island. Simultaneously, Corr was busy collecting gear, so they could build a studio in NYC. Immediately upon their graduation, the trio relocated to New York and landed jobs in order to finance their studio.
Working with a number of producers including Matthew Lancaster, Eamon Ford, Robert Norris and Caroline Sans, the rising New York-based indie pop/dream pop outfit’s full-length debut is slated for release later this year. Earlier this month, I wrote about album single “Don’t Try Hard Enough.” a dreamy, hook-driven bop that sonically brought MGMT and Tame Impala to mind while being a gentle reminder that it’s never too late to change the path and course of your life.
The debut album’s third and latest single “So Fun,” which features guest spots from Sur Black and Kolezanka is a breezy pop confection centered around glistening synth arpeggios, a sinuous bass line, lysergic guitars and The debut album’s third and latest single “So Fun,” which features guest spots from Sur Back and Kolezanka is a layered yet breezy pop confection centered around glistening synth arpeggios, a sinuous bass line, plaintive, shimmering guitars. a lysergic guitar solo and falsetto vocals. The end result is a song that sonically reminds me of a slick synthesis JOVM mainstay Summer Heart, Tame Impala and Washed Out with an infectious, two-step inducing hook.