Keep It Simple: "A Record Full of All New Classics"
Lost Highway has released Keep It Simple, the new album from Van Morrison. Keep It Simple is Morrison’s first album of new material since 2005, and the first in several years in which he penned all 11 songs specifically for one album.
His music has always incorporated the widely varied influences he heard and absorbed since his childhood days on the streets of Belfast – long before the bands of his youth and his initial breakthrough with Them. On Keep It Simple, Morrison honors all those varied influences -- jazz, folk, blues, Celtic, country, soul, and gospel – at times melding them all together at once in his own signature sound.
Throughout Keep It Simple Morrison exudes wisdom gained through five decades of making ground-breaking music. Few artists have successfully recorded in as many genres of music as Van Morrison, and even fewer have remained as relevant for as long. Morrison has done so by constantly moving forward and never sitting still. On the heels of a series of “Best Of” releases, this record starts fresh with what could well be a record full of all new classics.