For Irish folk rocker James Vincent McMorrow writing songs is a natural process that occurs over a gradual period of time. He doesn't simply go into a studio and flippantly write tunes that hold no moral compass when aligned with the map that is his life. Instead, he takes sonic clues as he passes his days and writes down these random melodies and song parts. These indiscriminate song sections are then paired with other slapdash parts to create wholly realized tunes that beg the listener to reflect on the experiences that McMorrow writes about. Because his themes are universal--and ones that nearly everyone can relate to--the Irish folkie's songs are easy to absorb and unmistakably fresh.