‘Cavalier’ is the first track we’ve heard from James Vincent McMorrow‘s second album Post Tropical, due out January 10 in Ireland. How do you follow up Early In The Morning, an album that led to McMorrow trekking across America and the world? If ‘Cavalier’ is any indication of the album as a whole, it’s safe to say that the template hasn’t changed too dramatically, though musically it is different. McMorrow is still a delicate soul, one who tells us he still remembers his first love. But instead of a telling a tale wistfully over a strummed acoustic guitar, on ‘Cavalier’ he’s describing “how cloth hung flexing with the forest clung half waist and high raised arms kicking at the slightest form” over a gentle piano playing behind it. Nialler9 compared it to James Blake, but it’s a James Blake that’s not afraid to reach the highest highs while opening his heart for all. A stunning reminder of a stunning musician. You can preorder Post Tropical on iTunes, and you’ll get ‘Cavalier’ as a download now. McMorrow has a few Irish dates lined up for early next year too. Check them out after the jump.

James Vincent McMorrow Irish tour:
Thursday, January 30: Seapoint, Galway
Friday, January 31: Opera House, Cork;
Saturday, February 1: University Concert Hall, Limerick;
Sunday, February 2: Set Theatre, Kilkenny;
Tuesday and Wednesday, February 4 and 5: National Concert Hall, Dublin.