‘Someone Like You’ is the most popular song of the year – end of. For a long period of time it was simply inescapable and by result I eventually grew weary of it. This cover by James Vincent McMorrow is special though, as the Dublin native strips it back to just tender guitar plucks and then applies his beautifully fragile vocals on top, breathing new life into the track in the process. James V. is one of our most talented singer-songwriters and is finally getting the kind of exposure he deserves. Last year’s Early In The Morning album was among the year’s best and if you’ve yet to sample his work, then listen to ‘This Dark Old Machine’ below and prepare to be wowed.
Big thanks to Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff for the tip-off.