T HARDY MORRIS – ” The Digital Age of Rome ” Best Albums Of 2021

Posted: May 28, 2021 in MUSIC

The latest track from T. Hardy Morris, “Shopping Center Sunsets,” below. His forthcoming album, The Digital Age of Rome, is due out June 25th. 

Morris effortlessly paints a picture that could describe any number of dying shopping centers in America, deploying simple yet evocative imagery of “car title cash regrets” and “bad gringo Tex-Mex,” all delivered through Morris’ psychedelia-tinged country. The result is darkly funny but depressingly accurate in its vision of the end stages of modern consumerism. All that’s left after decades of corporate greed are empty strip malls and shopping center sunsets

Heading into the spring of 2020, T. Hardy Morris had 12 demos that he thought would make-up his next album, then, everything changed.  The world took a break and so his plans to record did as well. As we all watched and waited out the storms; viral and societal, we seemed to wake up scrolling through a whole new century, a time Morris began to refer to as The Digital Age of Rome.

He scrapped the demos and began a collection of songs in quarantine where the unprecedented times and topics were unavoidable. He wanted to document the era sonically and lyrically in some way.

“I wanted it to sound like how the world felt to me in the second half of 2020. Uncomfortable and chaotic, dystopian but still beautiful.”

The Digital Age of Rome was recorded at Tweed Recording in a deserted downtown Athens, Ga. With long-time collaborator / producer Adam Landry.

‘The Digital Age of Rome’ (Out June 25, 2021)

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