- 16 Dec 21
'I'd love if you stayed' landed on Bandcamp this afternoon, and was initially written by McMorrow on a napkin in a London cafe.
Dubliner James Vincent McMorrow has gifted his fans with a new single to celebrate the Christmas season, arguably right when his Irish listeners need it most.
The Malahide native dropped his fifth studio album Grapefruit Season back in July, with eclectic singles 'Waiting', 'Planes in the Sky', 'Tru Love', 'Paradise', 'I Should Go', 'Poison To You' and 'Gone' shared to mark the release.
Having made a welcome return to the festival circuit this summer, as well as playing Ireland’s first major gig since the pandemic, the genre-bending artist is set for a global run of headline tour dates beginning in 2022. The singer will play the 3Olympia Theatre on April 20th, following an intimate set at the 43rd Cork Jazz Festival back in October.
Ahead of embarking on a UK, European, North American and Canadian tour, McMorrow has shared the gentle new track 'I'd love if you stayed'. It's full of gorgeous harmonies, acoustic soundscapes and folk tendencies.
"Let’s not talk too much about 2021, it was shite, it came and it went, we all had grand plans and none of it worked out," the musician posted to Instagram this afternoon (December 16).
"But tomorrow is a new day and it’s Christmas and we all need things to make us feel better right now. So here’s a song for you. It’s a simple one, it’s started as a poem I wrote to myself on a napkin in a coffee shop in London...which in hindsight is possibly the most cliche thing that I’ve ever done! But I loved it when I wrote it because I needed to hear it myself, so I went straight back to my hotel and recorded it. It won’t be on Spotify/apple etc, it’s simply a free download for anyone who wants to listen, very analog, very throwback."
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