Kevin Morby has released a video for “Don’t Underestimate Midwest American Sun,” a track off of his newest album, Sundowner, out now on Dead Oceans. This video is the final installment in a trilogy of videos made for Sundowner, and a counterpart to the “Campfire” video. This video, directed by Johnny Eastlund and Dylan Isbell, takes influence from Wim Winders’ Paris, Texas as it jumps back and forth from a grim reality in a roadside motel to a dreamscape theatre.
“At the time of writing the album, it felt like Katie and I were the only two people on earth – living out in suburban Kansas away from the chaos of our lives on the road and on the coasts and our days became very childlike and innocent: riding bikes, making up games and singing songs,” says Morby. “When we found ourselves back in a similar environment due to the lockdown, and it came time to make videos, I wanted to depict our lives in solitude from when I wrote the album.”