Sep 022011

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.

MP3: James Vincent McMorrow – Higher Love (Steve Winwood cover)
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Buy ‘Siver Lining” on iTunes. Photo by Julie Ling.

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  One Response to “James Vincent McMorrow Makes Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love” a Heartbreaking Lament”

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  1. Superb! I’ve always loved that song and I am a fan of JVM. Perfect combo!

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