June 4, 2014
White Sea, headliner, swap remixes
There's a mutual admiration society thing happening between The Naked & Famous, who play the Newport Music Hall tonight, and opener White Sea.
(We ran out of room to tell this story in our print feature, which you can read here.)
Much of Morgan Kibby's (who records as a solo artist under the name White Sea) recent work includes production and remixes, including one for The Naked & Famous' Young Blood.
"It began a dear friendship" Kibby told us, that includes a reciprocal remix and the opening slot on N&F's summer tour.
"They wanted to support my record," Kibby added.
When writing songs for herself, Kibby said, the process is different from that which she uses for remixing, which she does by stripping everything away but the vocals and seeing what new kind of structure she can build to support them.
For her own songs (and The Beat thought this was kinda cool), Kibby sometimes creates what she called "mood boards."
"These visuals can help contextualize what I'm doing, create metaphors and physicalize my emotions."