- 20 May 21
It's the latest upbeat track released from the singer-songwriter's upcoming album.
James Vincent McMorrow has released his new single 'Paradise', the fifth taster from his upcoming album Grapefruit Season – out on July 16th via Sony.
The upbeat summer track contrasts with the lyrics, with the Dublin native pleading with a lover to pretend that the area they're in is a 'Paradise'.
Its happy melody and poppy beat only changes to match the gloomy feeling of the words at the end of the song. The last lyrics delivered by McMorrow are "nothing here without you is any fun".
The video features the song's lyrics overlaying a photoshoot for images similar to the Grapefruit Season album cover, with McMorrow posing and laughing along with a bird in a Dublin warehouse.
'Paradise' is a follow-up to other previews of the new record, such as 'Gone', 'Waiting' and the Kenny Beats collaboration 'I Should Go'.
He is due to play the new track on The Late Late Show tomorrow night, appearing alongside guests such as CJ Stander and Dermot Bannon. Stander recently announced his retirement from international rugby.
McMorrow has also announced a UK and European tour for 2022, appearing in various cities around the country such as Limerick and Belfast, including two dates at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on April 19 and 20. Tickets are available now at ticketmaster.ie.
If you'd like a preview of him live, he played the Jameson Connects - The Spirt of Christmas online gig last year. Speaking ahead of the show, he praised the creativity in the Irish music scene, saying that "I know it sounds wildly naive of me to say it, but I just didn’t realise how potent it was."
Hot Press writer Kate Brayden enthused about his performance, saying that "there's an intensity and vulnerability about the Dubliner's approach, inviting the listener to listen closely – and it works."
Watch the video for 'Paradise' below.