- 02 Sep 21
McMorrow also announced a set of intimate dates at record stores ahead of his 2022 tour.
Hot Press' newly announced cover star James Vincent McMorrow has released a brand new track, called ‘Tru Love.’ The final preview of his hotly-tipped new album Grapefruit Season, due September 17. The project features lead single ‘Paradise’, alongside ‘Headlights’, ‘Gone’, and ‘I Should Go’ with Kenny Beats.
McMorrow made a welcome return to the festival circuit this summer – as well as playing Ireland’s first major gig since the pandemic – but has also shared that he is planning an intimate run of in-store shows around the launch of Grapefruit Season ahead of his global headline tour dates in 2022.
"'Tru Love' means a lot to me, what it says, what it means, how it sounds," McMorrow said in a statement. "The path to finishing it was long and winding. Started the verse one night by myself in a hotel room in Miami, about a year later in LA I started singing what would end up as the chorus over a beat me and @lil_silva were making. But I never thought to put those two ideas together until last year when I was working on something else with @jmoon1066 and @twoinchpunch. I sent them the demo and they made it all fit together so perfectly.
"Last year was suitably shite for everyone, but there were these pockets of light within it all, this song for me was one of those," he continued. "The lyric is so simple, 'bright lights when I see you', about not fucking about and waiting for the future to bring happiness that might be right in front of you in the moment but you’re missing it.”
The track sees McMorrow pushing his sound even further, exploring the realms of electronica, dancehall and R&B.
Listen to the song below:
Check out McMorrow's tour dates below.
September 17th: London - Rough Trade East
September 18th: London - Rough Trade East (Sold Out)
September 20th: Nottingham - Rough Trade
September 21st: Leeds - Crash @ Headrow House
October 12th: London - Banquet & Pryzm
February 4th: Leuven - Het Depot
February 5th: Paris - Le Trianon
February 6th: Luxembourg - Den Atelier
February 8th: Frankfurt - Batschkapp
February 9th: Amsterdam - Paradiso
February 10th: Hamburg - Grunspan
February 12th: Stockholm - Nalen
February 13th: Copenhagen - Vega
February 15th: Berlin - Metropol
February 16th: Cologne - Gloria Theatre
February 18th: Manchester - O2 Ritz
February 20th: Birmingham - O2 Institute
February 21st: London - O2 Kentish Town Forum
February 22nd: Bristol - O2 Academy
February 23rd: Glasgow - Barrowland Ballroom
April 19th: Dublin - Olympia Theatre
April 20th: Dublin - Olympia Theatre
April 21st: Belfast - Limelight
April 22nd: Limerick - Milk Market
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