James Vincent McMorrow – Red Dust

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 Leading up to Post Tropical, his impending sophomore album, McMorrow recently released “Red Dust”, a track that stretches even further away from his folksy roots. On “Red Dust” electronic beats meets downcast R&B in a wholeheartedly and convincing way. It may come as a surprise to hear that McMorrow once stated The Neptunes as an influence, and on Post Tropical, he wanted to make music closer to what he actually listens to; “I wanted to give this record the feel and movement of the hip-hop records I love”. The beats are certainly doing their part to fulfill his wishes, while his falsetto is particularly beautiful and gospel-like. Out on 14 January, Post Tropical may well be the first album of 2014 to get excited about. Watch the unsettling video to “Red Dust” and listen to his stunning collaboration with No Ceremony.

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