This past June, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. turned Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love” into a big rock-and-roll party. Now James Vincent McMorrow takes the tune in the opposite direction, turning it into a yearning piano lament. Where Jr. Jr.’s made you want to dance, McMorrow’s makes you want to cry.
McMorrow’s “Higher Love” comes off Silver Lining, a covers collection to benefit the mental health charity Headstrong. It features Irish artists covering ‘80s classics (stream samples of every song below). The McMorrow cover is a freebie, but buy the full set on iTunes to get the other tunes and support a good cause.
Buy ‘Siver Lining” on iTunes. Photo by Julie Ling.