The Bay Area’s Morsifire Premier’s “I Can’t Stay”

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Nothing about indie alternative Bay Area artist Morsifire’s road through life has been easy. After losing his father and younger sister far too early Andrew Seely spent the rest of his young life being brought up by his drug addled single mother in the financially harsh NorCal area. That alone would be enough to see most men crumble.

Seely didn’t crumble, however, through his musical persona Morsifire the young artist processed, persisted, and ultimately healed through the power of performative music. The results of all that effort is his debut record Metanoia due out Oct. 11. But the album’s first single is “I Can’t Stay,” and that’s premiering right here and right now.

The haunting acoustic ballad was written and performed on Seely’s father’s guitar, a guitar he was so afraid to alter that he didn’t even change the strings before recording. The gorgeous 4-minute tune crescendo’s into a full band etheral indie rock lullaby and it stands as the focal point of what remains after years of grief and sadness that Seely spent trying to cope with his tragic circumstances.

In the singer’s own words, “my music is not something you flip on while you cook or party. It’s not passive shit. It’s involved.” And with the release of Metanoia I think a lot more people are going to be getting involved with Morsifire and his dulcet tones.