Saturday, 18 January 2014

JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW - TRACK REVIEW

James Vincent McMorrow - Gold (Vagrant/Believe/Dew Process) 
James Vincent McMorrow - Gold

I don't normally bother with the emails that say "what do you think of this track that's not a single or official release or anything" but when I read that Radio 1's Zane Lowe had deemed this to be the hottest track in the world last Tuesday or something I thought I should probably have an opinion on this. I mean, if I didn't, what would Zane Lowe think of me? F'real. 'Gold' is Dubliner McMorrow's version of a filmic dream sequence with harps, falsetto vocals and an unearthly mish-mash of sounds coming from all directions. There are a lot of good ideas in here, maybe too many, but one thing that is lacking is a sense of triumph or climax that this song promises but never quite delivers. Sure, the song builds and the layers add up but it just seems to lack that moment when the lights go out and then come back on brighter and accompanied by water fountains, fireworks and naked girls riding elephants. I would expect a track deemed the hottest in the world to at least have a water fountain, wouldn't you?


Live Dates:

24th January - Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
25th January - St George's, Bristol
26th January - Barbican Centre, London
28th January - Celtic Connections @ City Hall, Glasgow
30th January - Seapoint, Galway
31st January - Cork Opera House, Cork
1st February - University Concert Hall, Limerick
2nd February - The Set Theatre, Kilkenny
4th February - National Concert Hall, Dublin
5th February - National Concert Hall, Dublin

6th February - National Concert Hall, Dublin

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