Bearded Magazine Reviews The Kingdom Belongs To A Child

"....built along the distinctly human strains of Bon Iver with the story telling moxie of more seasoned artists like Loretta Lynn."

"You’re not far into Kingdom before you realize that Morrison isn’t just an accomplished artist; she’s in control of her craft, eschewing the temptation to gray her songs. Instead she infuses each of them with a singularity, a voice and often, a challenge, which makes this collection of songs so much greater than just an ordinary object of beauty."

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The Kingdom

I wrote this last month. I wanted to share it here for the release of our debut album, The Kingdom Belongs to a Child. 

Every once in awhile at night when I was a kid trying to get to sleep, I would get a strange sensation. I would feel the inner me—my soul? —roll over toward the wall, whereas the outer me—my tangible body—kept facing my sister sleeping in her twin bed. It felt like a pleasant stretch before joining the two back together. After my dad died last year, I thought about this a lot. It was some personal evidence in the possibility of the afterlife, that my dad’s consciousness still existed somewhere, that who he was in the end had little to do with his physical body. 

Yesterday, I read What It Is by Lynda Barry as part of a class I teach. Reading this book felt like listening to the conversation my inner and outer selves have been having since I was born. A conversation that has been increasing in volume little by little, that sometime during the last decade I began to decipher, and that over the past year I heard at full volume while we made our record. This conversation is a reckoning between all that is tangible and logical with all that is indefinable and ethereal.

Famous Last Words Reviews The Kingdom Belongs To A Child

"There are personal and external issues at stake when it comes to the debut album from Cashavelly Morrison. With the title of ‘The Kingdom Belongs To A Child’ playing a significant role here, the album explores issues of loss whether relating directly to this songstress or reflecting upon those around her, as well as tackling issues of a sociological and political nature relating to inequality and empowering women for example. It’s powerful, emotive stuff that really deserves to be heard."

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Indie Minded Reviews The Kingdom Belongs To A Child

"Hailing from the coal mining town of Beckley in the Appalachian region of West Virginia, singer-songwriter Cashavelly Morrisonwas always interested in the arts. A dancer since age 3, Morrison left home to study ballet at 15 eventually earning her place among the professional ranks. However, a serious back injury and a growing distaste for the physical perfections expected of female ballet dancers set the stage for Morrison’s transition towards music. Her debut album titled The Kingdom Belongs to a Child is set to be released on October 30th."

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Blogcritics Reviews The Kingdom Belongs to a Child

"Cashavelly Morrison’s debut album, The Kingdom Belongs to a Child, is a collection of songs exploring the deeper side of the human experience. The journey she takes listeners on was born out of Morrison’s own painful experiences, which lend each track a level of authenticity that captures from the very first moments of the album. That Morrison channels her pain in the most constructive of ways—speaking up not only on behalf of those who suffered as she did, but also in the name of those suffering the consequence of social injustices such as police brutality and mining accidents—would already be inspiring in itself even if the resulting album wasn’t as beautiful as this one. "

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Indiemunity reviewed The Kingdom Belongs to a Child

" “Classic” is a term in music that reflects past efforts that ultimately showed a new area of music that had never been explored before. That is until everyone afterwards started to imitate and place within their own arrangements, hoping to guarantee a select spot within a section of history. On one hand Cashavelly Morrison offers us a proposition with this album The Kingdom Belongs to a Child.... " 

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