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Jim James: The Musical Magic Of Tidying Up

The My Morning Jacket frontman reflects on some of the truths he's found in his own lyrics, including his thoughts on drinking and struggles to stay in the moment.
In the summer of 2018, Jim James unleashed an album called Uniform Distortion, which lived up to its title and was full of what he called "intentional chaos/dirt." A few months later, he released an album called Uniform Clarity, which featured the same songs minus the sonic clutter — simply vocals, guitar and lots of open space.

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