Fresh off the back of a prestigious Song Of The Year win at the WA Music Awards, Perth multi-instrumentalist, Morgan Bain has announced the release of his new single, ‘Why Don’t You Stay‘, alongside a national tour.

Kicking off on the main stage at West Coast Blues’N’Roots (Fremantle) on March 29, alongside two Perth shows in April, the tour will then move through Adelaide, Melbourne, Tasmania, Wollongong, Sydney, Newcastle and will finish up at Sydney Blues & Roots Festival (Windsor) on May 16.

Driven by rich, varied vocals and an organ base, Bain’s diffult-to-define sound is perfectly showcased in the new single, ‘Why Don’t You Stay’. Recorded and produced with ARIA award winning producer, Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe, Meg Mac, Little Birdy) and mastered by Grammy Award winner, William Bowden, Bain has described the song as being about “anxieties that come with giving your everything to someone and how to not let those anxious thoughts take over and get in the way of how you really feel.”

The accompanying video clip for the single was directed by Steve Browne (Scalphunter, Tired Lion, Timothy Nelson & The Infidels) and shot at Chris Huzzard studio. Dark, powerful and thought provoking, the clip depicts a young man’s internal conflict and anxiety about a situation. “The video is simple but complicated in an emotional way, just like the song and its concept,” says Bain.

Morgan Bain ‘Why Don’t You Stay’ National Tour Dates:

SUN 29 MARCH
West Coast Blues’N’Roots Festival, WA

FRI 17 APRIL
Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA

FRI 24 APRIL
Odd Fellow Bar, Fremantle, WA

THURS 30 APRIL
Exeter, Adelaide, SA

FRI 1 MAY
Yah Yah’s Fitzroy, VIC

SAT 2 MAY
Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC

SUN 3 MAY
The B-East, East Brunswick, VIC

THURS 7 MAY
The Republic Bar, North Hobart, TAS

FRI 8 MAY
Royal Oak, Launceston, TAS

SAT 9 MAY
The Lass O’Gowrie Hotel, Wickham, NSW

SUN 10 MAY
Toward Beach Hotel, Wollongong, NSW

THURS 14 MAY
Frankies Pizza By The Slice, Sydney, NSW

FRI 15 MAY
The Grand Junction Hotel (The Junkyard), Maitland, NSW

SAT 16 MAY
Sydney Blues & Roots Festival, Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor, NSW

Further info on the song and tour is available from www.morganbain.com.au