Music Video: James Vincent McMorrow - Glacier
A year on from the release of the critically acclaimed 'Post Tropical' album that signaled his artistic rebirth - expanding his musical sensibility from emotionally wrought folk to the synths and 808's of an introspective, haunting alt-r'n'b - Irish singer James Vincent McMorrow has released the final video, 'Glacier', from a trilogy directed by Aoife McArdle for songs from the album.
Born out of the idea that the videos would represent a singular vision of his work seen through the eyes of someone else, McMorrow says of McArdle's trilogy 'the 'Cavalier' video blew my mind when I saw it first, the 'Red Dust' video made me cry. The 'Glacier' video, this video, I always wanted it to be more hopeful than it is, perhaps that's the reason I held it back for so long, when I closed my eyes and pictured this video, it was different. But I asked Aoife to give me her vision for my work, and that's what she did. She's an incredible director with a singular vision, I am an artist and I would hope that my vision was always respected even if it wasn't fully understood, so this video deserves to be seen, the trilogy deserves to be fully seen as she imagined it. And it is beautiful. And great art isn't often, if ever, about being understood right away. And I think now, after the incredible year I've had, I'm able to see the hope in it a little more'.