by Dan Bloom, producer
If you try to analyze the lyrics of James Vincent McMorrow, you won’t get far. Rather than
writing about specific events or people, McMorrow captures the essence of feelings, moods and
ideas, placing them carefully into a bed of lush instrumentation and emotive falsetto.
McMorrow’s process involves secluding himself and working out ideas, carving a whittling them
like a woodworker, sharing the process only with a small group of confidants until they’re
ready to release to the world.
McMorrow’s debut album ‘Early in the Morning’ came out in 2010, earning rave reviews, but this
success came only after initial humbling experiences in the music industry. Luckily for his
fans, these setbacks weren’t discouraging enough to take the wind out of his sails, rather it
gave him inspiration to create.
At one point, it seemed that McMorrow might drop out of the music business completely, but
thanks to his talent, hard work and perseverance, he’s now touring the world with his second
album “Post Tropical.” It’s a beautiful collage of songs that reach out and draw audiences
near, inviting them to slow down, sit and stretch out. The more comfortable the listener
becomes with “Post Tropical,” the more satisfying it becomes.
It was a pleasure visiting with James Vincent McMorrow, and we thank him for sharing a full hour
with us, which we share with you today.
Video of “Cavalier,” the lead single from “Post Tropical.”