James Vincent McMorrow
January 14, 1983 in Dublin
James Vincent McMorrow is an Irish singer-songwriter from Dublin, Ireland. McMorrow began performing under his own name in 2007, releasing an EP entitled The Sparrow and the Wolf in 2008. His debut album, Early in the Morning, was released in February 2010 via Believe Recordings in Ireland. The album's momentum was initially slow, but the use of one of the album's songs on Grey's Anatomy sparked interest in the US and in Europe. The album was released to the rest of the world in March 2011; and charted in the top 30 in Ireland and Norway. Its three singles were "We Don't Eat," "The Sparrow and the Wolf" and "This Old Dark Machine.
Thoughts on Songs with James Vincent McMorrow
2 years ago
This song is about someone who has finally realised that they are inconsequential to the world they live in, and I have inferred this from the line "we are ghosts amongst these hills". The hills mentioned in the same line are a metaphor for the troubles of the singer. I also believe that the line "a bird without it's wings is a low and a tragic thing" is linked to my earlier thoughts as they cannot effect their situation, or escape it, much like a grounded bird. "The mountain song" is the sounds of the world around them, and the animalistsic feelings that the singer seems to be feeling. So, to summarise everything above (James) feels much like a caged animal, who has no power over it's fate, and cannot escape it's destiny, or the bars that it is held behind.
Albums, Releases & Mixtapes
James Vincent McMorrow February 13, 2015