I Lie Awake Every Night
One Thousand Times
Traces of soul have always poked through the cracks between James Vincent McMorrow’s strummed acoustic chords. But on his third album, the Irish singer/songwriter’s penchant for experimental hip-hop and R&B shifts to center stage. Here his glorious, hazy falsetto colors around the lazy loops and stuttering beats of “Evil”; on “Rising Water,” his voice is another element of driving percussion. And on the ballad “Last Story,” swooning sighs sung from a distance surround raindrop notes that patter and collect in a dreamy pool.