It’s taken me over two years to realize that at some point my Pandora station has become inundated with music from this Irish folk singer’s debut album and yet I have not only failed to purchase it, I have also neglected to tell you guys about it!
One could easily mistake James Vincent McMorrow‘s music for Bon Iver‘s since ol’ bonny boy seems to have a corner on the nearly-ambient-folksy-falsetto market, but McMorrow’s vocal style actually allows for listener to understand what he’s saying. His lyrics have some religious undertones but I can’t tell if their negative or positive really… which is odd because I rarely come across ambiguous religious lyrics. The track that originally got my attention was “We Don’t Eat” but I would highly recommend the entire album. “If I Had A Boat” and “Follow You Down To The Red Oak Tree” are also some notable tracks along with his cover of Steve Winwood‘s “Higher Love”. McMorrow actually wrote this album during a solid month of solitude spent at an beach house in Ireland… some call this crazy but I’m pretty sure I would find a month of solitude very liberating, it’s an odd introverted quirk I suppose.
This album is currently $7.99 on AmazonMP3 and is worth every penny spent as well as every minute of time spent listening to it.
For lovers of Bon Iver, Ben Howard, and falsetto-folk.
“If I were you I’d have a little trust…”