An Interview With George Morris

Detroit-based musician George Morris will be releasing his new self-titled album on Feb 10th.

Known as the former unhinged frontman for the band The Satin Peaches, George Morris became one of the most talked about musicians in Detroit after performing at Lollapalooza, linking up with Oasis manager Marcus Russell and signing with Island Records.

After the band called it quits in 2010, Morris began writing new material, expanding his guitar and piano skills, and working on tunes that called back to Radiohead, Velvet Underground, and The Beatles. In 2012, he recorded his first solo record titled Organ Solos and shortly after formed a backing band called The Gypsy Chorus and released his second album We Will Go To Hell For This.

Pre-order the new self-titled album here.

Listen to his first single “100 Years” below:

Kat: Can you speak a little bit about your new LP, and what you hope fans take away from it?

George: I just want people to listen to it.  They can take anything they want away from it.  I think the same song can mean different things to different people.  I never liked telling people what songs are about.  That’s up to whoever is listening.

Kat: Is there a specific song or artist that has left a lasting impression on you?

George: The Beatles were the first band that really made me want to write music.

Kat: Musically speaking, who would you consider to be your role models, as far as sound or career?

George: Well The Beatles again.  St. Vincent.  I think she does everything right and is an amazing songwriter. Radiohead as well.

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CREDIT: Amanda Ray Photography

Kat: Can you speak a little bit about the inspiration behind “100 Years’?

George: It started from the first line, which is the title of a children’s book.  Then everything kind of came together after that pretty quickly.

Kat: What can fans expect at a show?

George: We like to play loud.

Kat: How do you feel your music and image have changed from your time with The Satin Peaches? Do you think you’d be where you are musically, if you hadn’t been involved in that project?

George: I definitely wouldn’t be where I am in any aspect if I hadn’t been in that group.  I think my song writing has gotten better since then.  I’m always trying to improve the writing.  Image wise I’m not quite sure.  Less eye makeup, more grey hair maybe, an extra 10 pounds from quitting smoking.

Kat: If you could scream 1 thing out to the world, what would it be?

George: Don’t be an asshole.

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