JAMES VINCENT McMORROW ‘POST TROPICAL’: “I WANTED TO GIVE THIS RECORD THE FEEL AND MOVEMENT OF THE HIP-HOP RECORDS THAT I LOVE”
Irish singer and songwriter James Vincent McMorrow’s new album ‘Post Tropical’ (released January 13) is streaming on iTunes now.
From the stunning album here’s ‘Gold’.
And the splendid piano take of ‘Cavalier’.
‘Post Tropical’ was created over eight months and recorded in a pecan farm half a mile from the Mexican border…James says: “I found a zip drive recently, which dates back to before I made my first record, and I’d re-recorded every single part of the N.E.R.D album – apart from the vocals – just for the joy of it. I wanted to give this record the feel and movement of the hip-hop records that I love.”“It’s so exhausting trying to keep up with styles of music that pop up one week, and disappear the next,” says James. “For me, ‘Post Tropical’ evokes a style of music without you having a clue what it sounds like.
It’s warm and familiar, but there’s something there that’s maybe not quite what you think it is. I just wanted to make the most beautiful thing I could imagine.” ‘Red Dust’, was the second in a trilogy of short films made to accompany the record by acclaimed director Aoife Mcardle.
James has been announced for Coachella…
January 15 London Rough Trade East
January 24 Manchester Manchester Cathedral
January 25 Bristol St George’s
January 26 London Barbican Centre
January 28 Glasgow Celtic Connections @ City Hall
January 30 Galway Seapoint
January 31 Cork Cork Opera House
February 1 Limerick University Concert Hall
February 2 Kilkenny The Set Theatre
February 4 Dublin National Concert Hall
February 5 Dublin National Concert Hall
February 6 Dublin National Concert Hall