Irish singer-songwriter-producer James Vincent McMorrow has released his heartfelt new single, “Hurricane” today. Taken from his upcoming album, The Less I Knew, out June 24th, “Hurricane” finds McMorrow at his best: delivering choral-backed vocals alongside horns, sweeping refrains and emotional lyrics. The new single follows the album’s title track, which can be heard now here.
Of “Hurricane”, James Vincent McMorrow said, “There are certain songs you can just build your world around. For me it’s this song. 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.”
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12th June – Beyond The Pale Festival – Wicklow
17th June – Piknik I Parken – Norway
28th July – KKL, konzertsaal – Switzerland
04th Sep – Electric Picnic Festival – Laois