I’ve had James Vincent McMorrow’s brand new single Cavalier on constant repeat for almost 24 hours now, and I’m convinced that this is easily one of the best and most exciting releases of 2013 so far. JVM’s first album was a folky delight, so I was always keen to see if he could replicate that form on his second album. Not only has he retained his haunting brilliance, James has surpassed all my prior expectations in Cavalier, stepping boldly in a new musical direction that dabbles in minimalist electronics and mellow r&b beats on top of the classic folk vibe that his music up until now has always been preoccupied with. James’ stunning falsetto and captivating lyrics complete this perfect jigsaw. When he cries “I remember my first love” it sends shivers down my spine. This is utterly sublime.