Irish singing/songwritting wonder James Vincent McMorrow is warming himself up for the release of his second single which is pencilled in to hit the shelves on Monday 20th June. Sparrow and the Wolf is the latest offering taken from the musicians debut record, Early In The Morning.
Over an upbeat and bouncy folk laced guitar structure the track is lyrically melancholic telling of pain and loneliness. Though the very thought is depressing in itself the numbers uptempo vibe is what grabs you and forces you to listen to the track time and time again.
Equipped with some delicate and delightful backing vocals McMorrow’s voice is faultless on the track as he skips through an infectious melody of guitars, boppy drum beats and some occasional strings that pull together this tight slice of radio friendly indie-folk deliciousness. Its dramatic and sorrow laden all at once but that quality is what allows this song to rise above so much of the indie-folk fodder we are force fed daily.
McMorrow is still fairly unknown on the mainstream scene but we are almost certain that Sparrow and the Wolf will remedy that and will no doubt be the single to line the rising folk musician up for a successful year ahead.
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