December 2914 Nicole: Perfect album opener. The beat is not nearly as apparent as others on the track, but the layering of harmonies makes the song feel full and interesting in approach. The North American portion of the tour includes two Canadian stops; a Toronto show on June 4 at Fort York for Field Trip Festival and a just announced Vancouver date on August 15 at the Vogue Theatre. Kelly: I think one of the best parts about this album, which I have yet to mention, is the way McMorrow has decided to fade into each of his tracks. The songs here, on the other hand, are sometimes flawed, occasionally faltering, but always within the grasp of the listener. True Care — James Vincent McMorrow True Care has proven to be a collection worthy of multiple listens, each time enveloping listeners in a new emotion or escape. There is, however, method in his unorthodox approach.
McMorrow has admitted that on previous albums particularly his second, Post Tropical he fixated, perhaps worryingly so, on getting every track as sonically pristine as possible — the end result being technically, strikingly perfect music that was, effectively, on display in a perma-sealed cabinet. The Atwood team is made up of individuals from all over the world that are passionate about art and innovation. His voice and the synths blend really well, which makes for an extremely pleasant listen. As the song picks up around the two-minute mark, it feels a bit 80s inspired with a sonic instrumental riff, adding to the complexity of the track. At 2:20 the track spins yet again, this time with a simple, cheery beat. It has a strong and dreamy quality to it, bold like the age McMorrow wants to transport us to and just as mysterious.
Kelly: I have always been a fan of album interludes because of the dreamy and thought-provoking quality they provide in the midst of endless, heavily-built tracks. It announces a new age, new sound, new frame of mind. Ultimately, despite being filled with intimate moments of his personal life, True Care becomes less about McMorrow and more about the world he creates with the album. . Kelly: The outro is a great addition to this album, bookending it with another moment of solitude and peace of mind. Nicole: This song explores the idea of romance in such detail and wonder that it seems like McMorrow is exploring the depths of space. The song solidifies the idea that McMorrow has chosen a more electronic-instrumental direction, similar to the recent advances of Bon Iver.
From start to finish, the collection feels full in 80s inspired synths and haunting harmonies. Many of them start with mysterious instrumental lead ins, most changing shape as the track picks up. His metaphor of people being constellations, and love consequently being an exchange of energies, is extremely powerful. The only word to describe it is groovy and completely attention-grabbing. This track has McMorrow playing with some sort of vocoder for background effect, similar to the advances of Bon Iver. May 18, 2017 Beloved Irish troubadour James Vincent McMorrow has confirmed details of his new album True Care, which is available next week, May 26 via Dine Alone Records in Canada.
The lyrical melody is simple and alluring. It shows such genuine emotion, and I think this makes it extremely powerful. Its production is a standout in my mind because of its intricate simplicity. Nicole: McMorrow uses the image of a bear as a metaphor representing a threat, not taking things for granted, and the unexpected. He maintains his extremely personal and open songwriting style, while taking risks and diving into new sonic territories. It also helps us be more conscious about the passage of time on the record, a relevant theme considering he starts the album off 900 years in the future. His songs range in which feelings they choose to provoke, some serving as an escape, others unravelling a musical confrontation of competing sounds and urgent messages.
Constellations Kelly: This moody track feels very jazz inspired. Kelly: This track serves as a really great album opener, playing heavily with instrumentals, some electronically influenced. Tickets for the June run are currently on sale. With that, the very mismatched track ends leaving listeners wondering what will happen next. We aim to showcase not only incredible creation, but also the stories behind them. It gives a good sense of space and organization, refreshing listeners for what is next to come.
The song does feel like it comes together a bit later on. The first interlude encouraged an internalized reflection whereas this second break feels like an external manifestation of something bigger to come. The song ends abruptly, leaving it feeling nearly unfinished in an intriguing way. McMorrow has said this is his favourite song on the album and to perform, which might be because of how personal it is. He speaks about insecurities, opening up to a loved one, and endless possibility, and the importance of the song to McMorrow transpires throughout it and makes it one of the standout tracks on the album. Together, they craft a beautiful, in-depth indie world, fit for a range of reactions and never proving to be inadequate. James will perform two special sets on most dates of this upcoming run, including a performance of True Care in full, then a second set spanning his career to date.
All around, the track is a standout because of its welcoming feel, a true song that feels perfectly constructed from the smallest details to the loudest statements. Tickets for the August run will go on sale May 26. From the first measure, you can see how well-crafted and thought through it was. It is distant and cold, finishing off the last sung track on the album just as far as the date that started it, December 2914. Nicole: In a song filled with snow and time imagery, McMorrow sings, or almost speaks, about the passage of time. The intelligent placement of accelerated emotion in the tracklist is something that makes the album feel complete and completely unique.
James Vincent McMorrow — True Care 01. Atwood Magazine writers and dove into True Care track-by-track in order to make sure no detail of the complex album was left out in our dissection. The song is a stand out due to its nearly sultry, slow and intriguing beat. True to his words, McMorrow presents 15 new tunes that further consolidate his position as a songwriter of meaningful, depth-charged soul music. James Vincent McMorrow is a musical enigma, time after time impressing long-time listeners with new advancements in his style and artistry. James Vincent McMorrow announces new album True Care, available May 26! Around the 1:20 point, the direction of the track changes dramatically, becoming more of a power-anthem rather than a late night mood track. I had this date, December 2914, which I was writing towards.
The song feels urgent and slightly disastrous in a compelling way. This idea of a very real now, and a very vague future. A track list is below, and additional information, including lyrics, can be found at. The ease of the lone instrumentals is exactly that: easy to get lost in and soothing enough to serve as a proper breather from the rest of the album. A full tour itinerary is below. He asks questions he leaves unanswered, probably allowing for the listener to reflect and answer them himself. The track is joyful, despite lyrics about complaining.