Jim James Talks My Morning Jacket's 'The Waterfall II' : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN My Morning Jacket's latest album, The Waterfall II, is a collection of songs recorded in an isolated oceanside studio in Northern California.
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Jim James Talks My Morning Jacket's New Album And The Nature That Inspires Him

Jim James Talks My Morning Jacket's New Album And The Nature That Inspires Him

My Morning Jacket On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Feel You"
  • "Spinning My Wheels"
  • "Welcome Home"

It's been five years since My Morning Jacket released its previous album, The Waterfall. Which is technically not that long ago... but these days, you might agree, 2015 feels like a lifetime ago. It might be a lifetime you'd like to return to for a while, somewhere to escape the madness of 2020 – and with My Morning Jacket's new album, The Waterfall II, you can do just that.

The Waterfall II is a collection of songs recorded at the same sessions as that 2015 album in an isolated oceanside studio in Northern California. In this session, you'll hear live performances of a few of those songs by the whole band, and I sit down with frontman Jim James to talk about where this music came from, the nature that inspires him, and why this was the right time to release this album.

Now, if you can, lay back, close your eyes and enjoy this first performance of "Feel You," recorded live by My Morning Jacket.

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