Turn-it-Up Tuesdays – James Vincent McMorrow

This past weekend I uncharacteristically took it easy.  I read, cleaned my kitchen (that’s fun for me!) and immersed myself in James Vincent McMorrow’s, Early in the Morning.  Hailing from Dublin, JVM has an engagingly unique voice which is a complete breath of fresh air.  You probably will have heard the song ‘Higher Love’ featured on the LoveFilm advert recently.  The album was self- recorded in an isolated house by the sea and it has that feel about it.  The melody and lyrics make this a stand out album.  I can’t pick a favourite track, but I love the lyrics for ‘If I had a Boat’

breaking at the seams
heaving at the brace
sheets all billowing
the breaking of the day
sea is not my friend
seasons they conspire
still i choose to swim
slip beneath the tide

once i had a dream
once i had a hope
that was yesterday
not so long ago
this is not the end
this is just the world
such a foolish thing
such an honest girl

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