James Vincent McMorrow

This article is from Issue 51: May/June 2011

When James Vincent McMorrow talks of seasons, he means the word in both a literal and a figurative sense. McMorrow’s debut full-length album, Early in the Morning, is a walk through both as he reflects on a confusing and unfulfilling year as a songwriter with a major publishing contract. “The darker songs were written during the cold months,” McMorrow says. “You’ll notice the songs become sunnier and lighter as the album progresses.”