Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow has made available a track, Cavalier, from his forthcoming second album Post Tropical (due for release in January 2014).
Blessed with an unforgettable voice coupled to a unique songwriting vision McMorrow is a firm favourite with the Monkeys, and this slow building soulful track bodes well for the new album. “The framework of Post Tropical was”, according to McMorrow’s site, “constructed over eight months. Coming home from tour, James had hundreds of sound files, none categorised. Pages and pages of lyrics were crossed out and edited. Nothing was written on guitar, and nothing was linear. Yet the recording itself took place on a pecan farm half a mile from the Mexican border – which the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House, Animal Collective and At The Drive In have all called home at one point. The constraints of three and a half weeks here offered McMorrow a surprising amount of freedom. Sounds were created and changed and painstakingly poured over. The process was up for grabs, right up to the mixing stage.