Kevin Morby has released a moving new song, “US Mail.”
The singer-songwriter’s new keyboard-driven ballad is sung from the point of view of a daughter, in an inpatient rehab facility, who can only communicate with her mother by post. In a statement, Morby said it was “dedicated to mothers and their children—and all postal workers everywhere.”
The standalone single’s artwork includes the Texas-born, Kansas-based artist’s own PO Box number. Morby encourages fans to send him letters at that address “and continue sending mail to your loved ones to support the USPS.”
He added, “Its service has been integral to my career and I have been passionate about both sending and receiving physical mail since I was a child. It is simply one of my favorite things. I will do my best to write you back, but even if I don’t, please know that your letters mean the world to me and that I read and cherish them all.”
Earlier this month, Morby released his latest album Sundowner, which featured the single “Campfire.” The accompanying music video had a guest appearance from Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield, with whom Morby played an acoustic set for NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series in April.
Watch Morby perform “US Mail” here: