Tuneful Tuesday Plays A Wicked Game / #jamesvmcmorrow / #jaymesyoung

It’s Tuneful Tuesday time! I’m hard at work editing some final scenes in one of my projects. I started thinking about ending and beginnings and thought–why not focus on some music that inspired me through the beginnings and ending of stories. Just a couple today, but I hope you enjoy!

James Vincent McMorrow

“James Vincent McMorrow at the SXSW 2011 (d)” by p_a_h -. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons – #/media/File

James Vincent McMorrow is a singer/songwriter from Ireland, County Dublin. He released his debut, Early in the Morning, in Ireland in 2010 and later in the US in 2011. 2014 saw the release of a second album, Post Tropical. In 2015, he composed the score to the short film, Martha. What drew my to James was his cover of Wicked Game, originally written and performed by Chris Isaac.

What I love most about McMorrow’s acoustic version is the soulful sound that seems to rip through the singer. If the tenor of McMorrow’s protest, “I don’t want to fall in love,” doesn’t get you, I don’t know what will. And honestly, the bridge gave me chills. Have a listen!


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 And here’s the original for the purists who want to jump back to the Eighties!

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Jaymes Young

By Paulgg (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
By Paulgg (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Jaymes Young, is an American singer/songwriter. His debut album, Dark Star EP, was released in 2013. That same year, he signed with Atlantic Records and toured with one of my favorite groups, London Grammar. In 2014 a second EP came out, Habits of My Heart. He also performed with Birdy on David Guetta’s “I’ll Keep Loving You” track from the 2014 album, Listen.

This week, I’ve been enjoying I’ll Be Good. The simplicity of Young’s voice sucks you in. His tone is reminiscent of Michael Bublé, but mixed with the angst of Civil Twilight. This isn’t a blow you away song, there’s no epic background, but Young’s plea that he’ll be good stays with you. You’ll find yourself humming it long after the track ends.

Check it out!

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