TN:78 James Vincent McMorrow, Paul Epworth & Lil Silva

Back in summer 2020, John headed over to The Church Studios to catch up with James Vincent McMorrow, Paul Epworth and Lil Silva to talk about how they wrote, recorded and produced James’s album ‘Grapefruit Season’.

Taking tracks from Dublin to London to LA and back, James talks us through the myriad of iterations the songs went through, exploring the different writing situations and how all of his collaborators had such varied musical impacts.

Paul and TJ lend their producer expertise pulling out individual stems and breaking songs apart, as well as discussing their approaches towards bringing energy to the studio, and sharing thoughts on how production, sounds and songwriting are one and the same. 

Listen to find out about the lyric James spent all of his life waiting for, why Paul was such a terrible studio assistant and how a serendipitous ‘adapter’ hunt led to the trio’s partnership.

Tracks discussed:  Headlights, Gone, Paradise

 

Listen to 'Grapefruit Season' here.

'Grapefruit Season' - Sony Music Entertainment UK

 

Intro Music - Sunshine Buddy, Laurel Collective 

 

GEAR MENTIONS

Sequential OB6

Moog One

Moog Grandmother

Paul's Big Modular Moog

Teisco Synth

Xfer Serum Synth

Roland TR-808

Spectrasonics Omnisphere

Universal Audio Apollo Twin

Mellotron 

iZotope Iris

Faith Saturn Guitar

LinnDrum

ProTools

ProTools Air Kill EQ

Apple Mac

 

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