Cavalier – James Vincent McMorrow.
Currently I can’t get enough of the Irish musician’s tunes. Particularly the material on his latest album released this year Post Tropical. The tracks come across as a folky sounding combination of Bon Iver and James Blake’s works. It’s a bold and clever move away from his last album Early in the Morning which was cute, easy listening but nothing particularly mind blowing. This album takes on a more alternative electronica sound which is suited magnificently to McMorrow’s powerful voice. He shines in this new genre and Cavalier, the first release off the album is testament to that more than any other track.
It’s hauntingly beautiful with a great build up in pace throughout. The vocals are faultless with chilling falsetto’s contrasted beautifully alongside the backing brass section which grows in presence throughout the song. The lyrics take on a poetic quality while still telling a clear story which helps one to connect with the soul of the song more easily.
“I remember how cloth hung
flexing with the forest clung
Half waist and high raised arms
kicking at the slightest form
I remember my first love”
This is a big track which marks the beginning of a great new movement for McMorrow. I highly recommend you add it to your playlist. I am already waiting with anticipation to hear more like it.