Jim James buttery soulful vocals have been a calm in the quiet storm of souls all over the world for over a decade. Most known as the lead singer of the indie cult band My Morning Jacket, Jim’s latest solo venture is a project of cover songs that breaths new light into classics and songs by classics alike. Tribute To 2 is a collection recorded over a period of years – in different places, with different processes and varied instrumentation that brought Jim peace during a rough time, or simply songs that helped him laugh or just have fun.
“The World Is Falling Down” off Tribute To 2, is a track originally composed by jazz vocalist and civil rights activist Abbey Lincoln in 1991. Albeit over 20 years ago, the song still holds true to in a day and age of confusion and turmoil.
Jim says, “Even though she released this song in 1991 it felt so relevant to right now. I think so many of us feel the world is falling apart right now – that the powers that be are trying to divide us and rip us apart … when I heard that song it just resonated deeply because there is such pain there but I feel she also is offering hope and realization that we need each other’s help in times of crisis.”
Tribute To 2 is out December 8 pre-order here : https://jimjames.com
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