First Listen: Newcomer David Morin steps off the streets to deliver “Life Goes On”


With his debut album, Every Colour, set for a 2015 release on Bombay Records, David Morin plays gigs around the world accompanied by a live band. Yet the humble neo-soul singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist still chooses to play regularly on street corners in his hometown of Vancouver. After all, that’s where this 32-year old, who is of Metis Native American descent, honed his craft – and his social message.

Self-taught and passionately committed to being a career artist, he’s blessed with the ability to turn strangers into fans. That’s why he earned his stripes the hard way, busking on Vancouver streets and singing for his supper… literally. This guitar (and loop-pedal) virtuoso makes a solo performance sound like an entire band.  “I do a lot of street performing,” he says. “It’s a good way for me to beef up my chops musically and try to get a crowd of people to listen when you’re kind of subjecting them to performance. It’s an interesting social experiment.” And now, an actual live band – seven musicians from St-Petersburg, Russia trained in classic soul, funk, and jazz – elevates his live show even more. 

You can hear David’s brand of feel good music on his new single, “Life Goes On.” It sounds to us like some great Summer evening music (especially as we sit here in on a cold April Detroit evening). So we’ve made “Life Goes On” our newest SoulTracks First Listen. Check out this talented artist below and tell us what you think!

David Morin – “Life Goes On”


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