Jim James is a profound songwriter, to say the least. His songwriting in My Morning Jacket, Monsters Of Folk, and in his career as a solo artist has turned out one of the best catalogs in modern rock music. His vocals pack the perfect combination of aggression and emotion, and there’s a swirling, psychedelic vibe that flows through most of his music. His relatively new album, Eternally Even, continues that musical trend while addressing the tumultuous current state of our country and our Earth.
Recently, he brought his band to Village Studios in Los Angeles, and he performed on “Morning Becomes Eclectic”, a radio program hosted by Jason Bentley on KCRW Radio. During the session, James and his band performed several songs from his new album and discussed a number of issues that influenced his songwriting on Eternally Even. It’s an open and honest performance and interview from the somewhat-mysterious frontman, and it’s a must-watch for any Jim James fan.
Watch video of Jim James and his band perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic, embeded below.