JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW WE MOVE
This signals a curious and intriguing departure for James Vincent McMorrow. In We Move, the folk singer-songerwriter moves from the genre that made him famous to a minimalist R&B. He explores traditional instrumentation, electronic beats, synth and high-end production. Marrying these with his characteristic, gentle falsetto, McMorrow creates a whole new sound.
SPLIT THE SKY
In his first solo album, Split the Sky, Chris Quilala of Jesus Culture departs from his previous recordings. This is an ‘80s-vibe, indie-pop version of the same deep, exploring lyrics listeners expect from Quilala. It’s a welcome twist on the current worship scene.
To hear Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel put it, the outfit’s anticipated new album is more lyrically “bombastic and heavy” than previous offerings. That fits: The record is inspired by heartbreak. But Barthel and bandmate Josh Carter don’t stray from their signature synth-beats and popinspired tracks.
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