James Vincent McMorrow is an Irish singer-songwriter known for his soulful indie-acoustic sound and delicate vocals. He has released three albums to date, each one building on the previous to add new, complex musical layers to his work. McMorrow is now touring after releasing his new album, We Move, earlier this year. The tour will take him to DC’s 9:30 Club on Nov. 9.
McMorrow established his soft yet powerful sound with the release of his first acoustic album, Early in the Morning (2010) featuring hits “We Don’t Eat” and “If I Had a Boat.” His second album, Post Tropical, added a new layer of electronic sounds to strengthen his emotional melodies. By willing to innovate and grow, both albums established McMorrow as a stand out among the growing population of folk men with guitars.
McMorrow’s new record marks his transition from the raw, acoustic quality of his two earlier albums to new territory by drawing inspiration from hip hop and featuring more forceful vocals. In We Move, McMorrow sings with a new confidence, especially evident on the headline track “Rising Water,” (produced by Nineteen85, the same producer of Drake’s hits “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and “Hotline Bling”) that includes a forceful bass and multiple layers of electronics.
James Vincent McMorrow will perform with Dan Mangan at the 9:30 Club on November 9th.
Tickets are available here.