Dublin-born folk singer/songwriter, James Vincent McMorrow, has just released his sophomore album Post Tropical out on Vagrant Records. The album was mastered at The Lodge by Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar and was assisted by Rich Morales.
McMorrow’s debut LP Early in the Morning was recorded in small cottage by the sea in Ireland in 2010. There he practiced blending combinations of tight hooks with high-pitch falsettos. Now, three years later, McMorrow has channeled his R&B influences for the creation of Post Tropical. And, like his first album, he produced, mixed and composed the material himself.
Post Tropical was recorded during a three-week stay in Texas, near the Mexican boarder, and depicts a radical transformation from McMorrow’s original folk pop to his own class of soul. The album’s singles, “Cavalier” boasts McMorrow’s signature falsetto layered over soft harmonies, and “Red Dust” employs an 808 drum machine for soft electronic percussion.
McMorrow’s Post Tropical is haunting and beautiful, a truly compelling album.