The material that Fagen wrote for Morph The Cat goes back a number of years, but the project crystallized in the past two years as he began to ponder life and death issues in a new way. “I’m starting to get older, and began to think about mortality a little more,” says Fagen. “My mother died in 2003 and that was a big shock. When your parents start to die off, that’s going to be a revelation. So for me, this album – although it might sound quite cheery – is really talking a lot about death.”
The cover of the new CD - released March 7 or 8 depending on what part of the world you live in - sure fit the quote above. Although the record itself is supposed to sound a lot more "up" than the cover and quote might lead you to believe.
Anyways, it's nice to know what to look for in the record store come March!
Read the whole Fagen/Morph the Cat bio/pressrelease by clicking this sentece.