In case you need a point of reference, here. Now strip it, gut it, and pull away the layers until you get to the skeleton. Throw a sheet over it, with holes cut out near the eyes. We’re getting closer to what James Vincent McMorrow has done here, except I doubt that he thought about this in terms of gutting, skeletons, and DIY ghost costumes.

With sparse piano accompaniment and a soft falsetto, McMorrow makes this ’80s gem appropriate for the Bon Blake fans who probably also enjoy the original, but only when it’s doused with irony and PBR.

James Vincent McMorrow – “Higher Love” (Steve Winwood Cover)

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9/8 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
9/9 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
9/10 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
9/11 Montreal, QC @ Sala
9/13 Toronto, ON @ Elmo
9/15 Chicago, IL @ Hideout
9/16 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
9/17 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
9/20 Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
9/21 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
9/23 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
9/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
9/25 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater