The holidays haven’t arrived quite yet, but we have an early present for you anyway: Dear Nora’s newest song, “Where the Morning Glories Grow” off of our upcoming album, Transference. The song premiered on FADER yesterday and will be available on vinyl, along with the rest of the carefully reimagined songs from the album, on December 1st.
“To create my version of this song, I listened to one or two old renditions and memorized the basic chord structure,” says Dear Nora songwriter and front woman (and Marmoset Original Music Producer), Katy Davidson. “Then I didn’t listen to it again at all, just kept singing it and playing it over and over on guitar until my version was solidified. I collaborated with engineer/producer Tim Shrout and drummer Gregory Campanile on this song. I usually self-record, but it was fun to get into the studio with my friends to make this.”
The song is a reimagined version of the 1917 original by Gus Kahn, Raymond Egan and Richard Whiting (which you might have heard covered by Bing Crosby). Built on simple guitar notes and minimal drum flourishes, Dear Nora takes listeners on a reflective, youthful journey, as Katy sings of revisiting favorite places and nostalgic childhood memories.