#246 James Vincent McMorrow – Cavalier

The first single off James Vincent McMorrow’s January 2014 release Post Tropical, ‘Cavalier’ is a chill, falsetto memorial to a first love that’s well and truly over.

The shattered-sounding vocal, which fills the space of the song with chest-aching loss and brittle emotion is darkly complimented by the seedy, despair-ridden content of Aoife Mcardle’s video. Taking place largely in a strip club, the opening kiss promises something far more romantic and hopeful than the ensuing action delivers.

Catch James Vincent McMorrow live in 2014: 

January 24 Manchester Cathedral
January 25 Bristol St George’s
January 26 London Barbican Centre
January 28 Glasgow Celtic Connections @ City Hall
January 30 Galway Seapoint
January 31 Cork Opera House
February 1 Limerick University Concert Hall
February 2 Kilkenny The Set Theatre
February 4 Dublin National Concert Hall
February 5 Dublin National Concert Hall