Jim James Shares “Here In Spirit,” Hopeful First Single from Forthcoming Solo Album ‘Eternally Even’


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Yesterday Jim James took on Trump with “The Same Old Lie,” his contribution to the “30 Days, 30 Songs” project. Today, the My Morning Jacket frontman is back with another political track, “Here In Spirit,” the first single from his forthcoming solo album Eternally Even.
James calls the song a response to the Orlando shootings: “It’s […] about speaking out and trying to be there for people in spirit even if you can’t be at every rally and battle. We have such a duty to speak out for equality and for each other.”
James’ voice echoes over low, atmospheric synthesizers as he sings.

Dissonance slowly creeps in, and just before the three-and-a-half minute mark, the music fractures in a controlled glitch, evoking the breaking glass described in the lyrics. The song then continues at a slower pace—but it continues. That’s the metaphorical point.
Eternally Even will be James’ second full-length solo album. A press statement noted that the LP’s tracks “are both immediately identifiable as Jim James music and also sound like nothing he’s ever done.”
The album is slated for release on Nov. 4 via ATO/Capitol Records. James is also starting a tour next month with Twin Limb.

 

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