David Morin

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Photo by Devin Karringten

With his self-released debut album, Every Colour, out 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 choose’s to busk 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. Like the man himself, David Morin‘s music is pure, authentic and from the heart. 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 to make a living. 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.”

Morin’s unique, feel-good fusion of soul, hip-hop and jazz has earned much critical acclaim. His ris bring to mind the licks of blues and funk masters. Playful hints of disco and pop add a retro flavour to a contemporary pop aesthetic that’s as accessible as it is seductive. And that voice! Melodic; smooth as honey; reminiscent in sound and vibe to the likes of Musiq Soulchild and D’Angelo.

Listen to the full interview here with Cory Price: http://bit.ly/2tKLlfp

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