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Watch Jim James (with Teddy Abrams and The Louisville Orchestra) Perform on “Jimmy Fallon”

They Performed “Back to the End of the World”

Oct 22, 2019
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My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James released The Order of Nature, a new live album recorded with The Louisville Orchestra in collaboration with conductor/arranger/composer Teddy Abrams, last week via Decca Gold. Last night James, Abrams, and members of The Louisville Orchestra stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform the album's "Back to the End of the World." Watch it below.

Previously James shared the album's first track, "Set It to Song," as well as a video for the track.

The Order of Nature was performed on April 6-7, 2018 as part of the Louisville Orchestra's annual Festival of American Music. The April 7 performance is the one that made it on the album. It was recorded in one take and features no overdubs. The album features some of James' previous songs, as well as new songs. Abrams spent several months working on the arrangements.

James had this to say about the album in a previous press release: "The core idea to me is trying to reflect on the fact that nature doesn't know how to hate. Humans are part of nature obviously, but why do we have this thing called hatred and how do we get rid of it? We're fighting nature and thinking we can prevail over nature, but we're killing each other and killing the planet."

Abrams had this to say: "We're really looking at addressing things head on. That was an interest of mine in working with Jim because he has a way of taking on challenging and divisive issues and presenting them in ways that everybody can relate to, even if you're from different political backgrounds."

James added: "For me it was very inspiring, and it was also inspiring to hear what Teddy wrote, and I really enjoyed just giving him this seed of a song and just watching it flower." 

Read our interview with Jim James on the 2018 midterm elections.

Jim James and Teddy Abrams - U.S. Dates:

2020

May:

12 - Seattle, WA - Benaroya Hall w/the Seattle Symphony
15 - Denver, CO - w/the Colorado Symphony

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