- 18 May 22
An always-unpredictable, multifaceted talent, over the last decade, James Vincent McMorrow has established himself as an artist of signature style.
Malahide singer-songwriter/producer James Vincent McMorrow has released his gospel-infused, earthy new single Hurricane'.
Full of beautiful choral backing vocals, horns and sweeping refrains, the follow up to 'The Less I Knew' bottles the emotional directness McMorrow was after when approaching this record. "Nobody here got that magic anymore/I got lines, I got jokes, I got time enough to tell it all/I think it's alright/I think it's okay/you make my heart beat like a hurricane," he croons over a bluesy bass line.
"There are certain songs you can just build your world around. For me it's this song," McMorrow says of new single 'Hurricane'. "I've stood on stage in the last 2 weeks and performed it and I can exist within every single line. I can't say that about every song I've ever written. I listen to it, I get to certain moments, and it makes me smile every time. I believe it will always make me smile. And you'd think 'fuck, shouldn't everything you make be something you exist within totally, something that makes you smile?'. You'd be surprised.
"I spent a lot of time trying to convince myself the road I was on was the one I was meant to be on. because i could still see the reason i was doing it, but it was shrouded in trees. I thought catching glimpses of it was enough. Now i know that wasn't the case, because when I made this album, I did it all differently, never forced, never bullshit, I got to a place that i never honestly thought i'd get to, and not to sound like a corny idiot but I can see it all now and I fucking love it."
Last month, he announced two new albums due this year, with The Less I Knew coming June 24th via Faction Records. He has previously released the title track along with its video. The companion album Heavyweight Champion of Dublin 8 will be released this autumn. The Less I Knew was written and produced by McMorrow, mixed and engineered by Alex Borwick and recorded at Black Mountain Studios in Ireland.
The platinum-selling artist has independently clocked over 1 billion streams and seen his music travel everywhere from Drake's Views to Game Of Thrones. On his new music, also appears to have come to understand himself on a deeper level following last July's fifth album release Grapefruit Season, shared via Columbia/Sony.
Revisit James Vincent McMorrow's 2021 cover interview here.
Listen to 'Hurricane' below.
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