- 18 May 20
Listen to 'Headlights' below.
James Vincent McMorrow has returned with 'Headlights', the first single from his upcoming fifth album.
The platinum-selling artist has independently clocked up over 750 million streams, reached No.1 in Ireland, and seen his music travel everywhere from Drake's Views to Game Of Thrones. 'Headlights' is our first taste of McMorrow's fifth studio album – following 2017's True Care.
'Headlights' marks the beginning of a brand new chapter for McMorrow.
“I wanted 'Headlights' to start in a plaintive humble place and finish in this huge place,” he says of the release.
After the original filming plans had to be scrapped due to lockdown, a video is currently in the works between McMorrow and his fans, who were given the lyrics and tempo of 'Headlights' before being invited to film their own interpretation – without hearing it.
Produced by James alongside Paul Epworth, Lil Silva, Kenny Beats and Patrick Wimberley (Chairlift), the songs for his forthcoming album were recorded between Dublin, LA, and London.
“I have more responsibilities, people and expectations around me than ever, and the world is constantly telling me to change and grow as a person,” he says. “But I don’t feel any more responsible or capable than I did when I was 18 years old. This record is about embracing the idea that it’s okay to not have things figured out."
Listen to 'Headlights' below: