Johnny Eastlund

Kevin Morby has shared two new songs today.

First up, he has shared a track called "Wander," an entrancing cut accompanied by a video. He's also shared another new song called "Don’t Underestimate Midwest American Sun," a low-tempo cut, both serving as a preview of the Kansas City singer's upcoming album Sundowner, which will be released on Oct. 16 via Dean Oceans.

“Wander is anchored by a lyric I’ve had in my head for the past decade," says Morby. "The hook, ‘I wonder as I wander why was I born in the wild wonder,’ is even featured in the insert of the first Babies LP. The song is meant to steadily gain momentum before coming to an abrupt halt. It is the shortest song I’ve ever written, and is intended to be played on a loop.”

He adds: “‘Don’t Underestimate Midwest American Sun’ is my favorite song off of the new album, and the one I’m most proud of. I consider space to be a prominent instrument on the song—and here it is as important as anything else you hear on the track. It was my goal to capture the vast openness of the middle American landscape sonically. To this end—there is a whole track of nothing but Texas air, birds and wind chimes living beneath the song.”

Hear both new songs below.