Today’s “Featured Artist and Song of the Day” showcases Dublin, Ireland’s own, James Vincent McMorrow, with the song, “We Don’t Eat,” off his EP-We Don’t Eat, which was released on February 21, 2012, through Vagrant Records. This follows up his stunning debut album, Early in the Morning, which he released in the US in early 2011. The latest EP includes the tracks: 1. We Don’t Eat, ?2. Higher Love, 3. Wicked Game (Live at Killkenny Arts Festival), 4. If I Had A Boat (Live at The Olympia), and 5. We Don’t Eat (Live Killkenny Arts Festival).
The featured song highlights McMorrow’s strengths, with his unique pitch of vocals and strong craft of songwriting. He is a true troubadour, and is an artist to continue to follow as he takes on his musical journey.
McMorrow heads to Australia in early April for some tour dates before heading back to Europe to play some festivals. The US awaits his next stop across the pond.
These words begin the song, “We Don’t Eat,”
“If this is redemption, why do I bother at all
There’s nothing to mention, and nothing has changed
Still I’d rather be working at something, than praying for the rain
So I wander on, till someone else is saved
I moved to the coast, under a mountain
Swam in the ocean, slept on my own
At dawn I would watch the sun cut ribbons through the bay
I’d remember all the things my mother wrote
That we don’t eat until your father’s at the table
We don’t drink until the devil’s turned to dust
Never once has any man I’ve met been able to love
So if I were you, I’d have a little trust…”
For updates, tour dates, and other news click on his website, you can get his music on iTunes, and follow him on his Facebook Page. Until the next time you’ll be able to see him, or until the next time you’ll be able to listen to him, here is James Vincent McMorrow, with the song, “We Don’t Eat,” enjoy,