Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews

James Vincent McMorrow

True Care (James Mahogany Books)

Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews

James Vincent McMorrow has come a long way from the lonesome, acoustic ruminations on his 2010 debut Early in the Morning. Following in the same vein of Post Tropical (2013) and We Move (2016), True Care showcases the Dubliner's ethereal, soaring falsetto liberated from stodgy folk structures. Instead, his voice spaces out in an R&B context that swims through brooding synths ("Change of Heart," "Don't Wait Forever"), languid keystrokes ("Constellations," "Pink Salt Lake"), and skittering electronics ("Bears," "Thank You"). (3:15pm, HomeAway stage)

***.5

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