Someone reminds me of this song a couple of times a year and I tend to post about it here. If not here, then I think about it constantly. Even now, years later, I still know the lyrics. Some things just resonate to deeply.
To combat those Monday blues - I wanted to share this song by Kyle Andrews. It’s not new (the song was released in 2008) but I think it’s kind of the perfect india pop, pick-me-up song for a dragging afternoon.
I also recommend checking out some of his music videos. They’re adorable. “Sushi” is featured in a color festival video, the video for “You Always Make Me Smile” features a giant water balloon fight and the music video for “Kangaroo” has Andrews in a marsupial suit for goodness sake!
James Vincent McMorrow is like when you throw together leftovers (maybe some Bon Iver, Band of Horses, Otis Redding, a touch of William Fitzsimmons) and come out with a result more delicious than you ever could have anticipated.
He’s soulful, he’s folky, he’s alternative. He croons. He composes. What I like best about McMorrow is something incredibly familiar and comforting in his raspy, falsetto voice.
His music’s well-worn in feeling embodies nostalgia - as if you’ve always listened to his CD, Early In The Morning, on repeat, in your bedroom, on road trips.