Jim James Delivers a Powerful Message With 'Tiny Desk' Concert: Watch

Jim James Delivers a Powerful Message With 'Tiny Desk' Concert: Watch


One-man band Jim James mesmerized by unplugging fully and placing his voice entrance and middle in an NPR's Tiny Desk Concert episode, uploaded on Friday (Oct. 26). 

In the bare-boned acoustic efficiency, the My Morning Jacket vocalist delivered a rustic and rock-infused sound whereas sending a message via his craft with conscious and heartfelt lyrics.

Kicking off with MMJ's 2008 tune "I'm Amazed," James sang about a divided nation and the necessity for justice, but additionally to the great thing about life: "I'm amazed on the evolution/ I'm amazed on the lack of religion/ I'm amazed on the love we rejecting/ I'm amazed that we settle for instead/ Like the rhythm of the earth/ And the center of the ages/ Like the rhythm, I get disrupted."

The soulful singer then took time together with his phrases throughout "Same Old Lie," which couldn't be extra well timed. "It's the identical previous lie you been studying about/ Bleeding out, now who's getting cheated out?/ You greatest imagine it's the silent majority/ If you don't vote it's on you, not me," he sang.

For his remaining tune, James opted for the politically-charged "Over and Over," off his 2018 sister data Uniform Distortion and Uniform Clarity. The albums include the identical songs, one carried out together with his magnetic electrical guitar and the opposite, acoustically, exploring his versatility and creative expression.

Watch Jim James' charming Tiny Desk efficiency under.