Kendra Morris “I Am What I’m Waiting For” Transparent Blue/White Swirl or Black LP (2023)
Details: Kendra Morris, “I Am What I’m Waiting For,” Transparent Blue/White Swirl or Black LP (2023, Colemine Records). Transparent Blue with White Swirl or Black LP variants. New stock, sealed. Gatefold design.
Description: "There’s something undeniably out-of-time about both Kendra Morris and her indelibly cool new album I Am What I’m Waiting For (Karma Chief Records). It combines rough-hewn powerhouse vocals with arrangements that betray both an extensive record collection and a whimsical instinct for joyous noises — think Dusty Springfield fronting Spoon circa Kill The Moonlight or a 60s girl group creative directed by Nick Lowe and PeeWee Herman. It’s vibrant and varied and packed with personality.
“How do you put yourself into a record? Torbitt and I wanted to make it feel like you cracked open the ooze in my head,” Morris says, referring to her co-writer and producer Torbitt Schwartz AKA Little Shalimar (Run The Jewels). Morris is an accomplished visual artist and stop-motion animator, so it’s appropriate that I Am What I’m Waiting For takes a collagist approach, mischievously recombining all sorts of rock and roll ingredients — the sass and swagger of Ronnie Spector, the more acid-fried corners of the Nuggets compilations, post-modern interpolations of mid-century exotica music, the cracking snares and sugary urbanity of ESG — while offering moments of vulnerable insight from a life spent in pursuit of creativity..."
Grade: M (new stock)
01. When I Go To Space
03. What Are You Waiting For
05. The Door
06. All Your Jokes
08. Still Spinning
10. Birthday Song
11. One Last Joyride