Kenneth Anthony Morton is a singer, songwriter and guitarist based in Scotland. He got his start in music at the age of 14, playing and cowriting for many critically acclaimed post punk bands of the 80s and 90s. His accomplishments as a live performer include support slots with the The Cure and Big Country among many others. His music pulls from a range of influences that includes Hank Williams, JJ Cale, Glenn Campbell, Leonard Cohen, John Martyn, and Ennio Morricone.
After working with a number of Scottish bands, Kenneth Anthony Morton eventually went on to release his first solo album—entitled "K A Morton and The Wellwishers"—produced and accompanied by multi instrumentalist, long time associate and collaborator, John Cura. With airplay support from Tom Robinson on BBC6music, various French radio stations, and Cocteau Twin (Simon Raymonde's show on Absolute Radio), Kenneth took some time off to live and play in France before returning last year to begin writing again.
"Alright, Goodnight" is featured from his latest release "All The Yellow Fishes" which finds Kenneth Anthony Morton again exploring new dimensions in his creative journey as a songwriter. A measured, folk-inspired hook on the acoustic guitar pairs well with Morton's buttery, baritone croon as we explore the bittersweet emotional catharsis that emerges from finally saying goodbye to something—or someone—that we once loved dearly.
Kenneth Anthony Morton has been compared to Matt Berninger of The National, and Sam Beam (aka Iron and Wine), but my touchstone for his soothing melodies is Guy Garvey. "Alright, Goodnight" delivers a unique and beautiful combination of melancholy and dreamy tenderness—as we drift away on a sparkling bed of acoustic guitar, ethereal pads, and wistful reminiscence. The music video for this song features slow-motion footage of New York City in the rain, which perfectly matches the emotional tenor of this poignant roots ballad.