5 July, 2016Print
James Vincent McMorrow Confirms New LP - 'We Move' - Produced By Nineteen85, Frank Dukes + Others; Out 9/2 Via Caroline
Opening Track "Rising Water" Available Now: http://bit.ly/29muTtx
James Vincent McMorrow has confirmed details for his new LP - ‘We Move’ - out September 2nd via Caroline. The follow-up to 2013’s acclaimed ‘Post Tropical’ marks a breathtaking and radical sonic shift for the Irish artist, in what is his most expansive, generous, and ambitious work to date. The 10-song collection features production from Nineteen85 (Drake, dvsn), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Years & Years), and Frank Dukes (Kanye West, Rihanna), as well as mixing from the legendary Jimmy Douglass (Donny Hathaway, Timbaland).
Propulsive opening track “Rising Water” was premiered yesterday evening by Annie Mac on BBC Radio, listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p040fl09
This Fall McMorrow will head out on a full band headline North American tour, playing his biggest venues to date. Full itinerary below. Tickets will go on-sale July 8th, but fans can get exclusive early access to his ticket pre-sale by pre-ordering ‘We Move’ from the official US store: https://jamesvincentmcmorrowstore.com/
In addition, McMorrow and Caroline are proud to announce an exclusive vinyl pre-order for ‘We Move’ in partnership with US independent record stores.
McMorrow is pressing up a limited edition 7” available to fans who preorder the new album on vinyl at their local participating independent record store (participating stores can be found here). This 7” will come in a white sleeve and will feature two tracks, “Rising Water” and an unreleased solo version of “Evil” which is exclusive to this 7” record and unavailable anywhere else.
Unlike his previous releases, ‘We Move’ was written in constant transition. McMorrow decamped to Los Angeles in late-2014 for six particularly fish-out-of-water months, where the new songs began to crystallize. He then recorded between Toronto, his home city of Dublin, and London over the course of roughly the next year. The album’s backbone was formed in each of these places by a few key producers that McMorrow met during his travels, who were able to finesse the record’s warm, vintage yet forward-thinking feel. The result is an album about movement – geographically, mentally, and emotionally. Far from the dense, protective imagery at the heart of ‘Post Tropical’, ‘We Move’ is McMorrow’s most honest statement yet, touching on anxiety and social unease.
McMorrow’s 2010 debut ‘Early In The Morning’ achieved platinum-status and reached #1 in his home country of Ireland. His “Breath-taking” (VICE) second album ‘Post Tropical’ was nominated for the Choice Music Prize, and led to sell outs at the biggest venues of McMorrow’s career including two nights at Sydney Opera House, and London’s Barbican & Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Earlier this year, McMorrow surpassed 100 million Spotify streams, recorded a cover of “Wicked Games” for a trailer of this season’s Game Of Thrones, and was featured on “I’m In Love” off Kygo’s debut LP ‘Cloud Nine.’
‘We Move’ Tracklist:
I Lie Awake Every Night
One Thousand Times
Monday, November 7 - Webster Hall - New York, NY
Wednesday, November 9 - 9:30 Club - Washington D.C.
Thursday, November 10 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
Friday, November 11 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
Saturday, November 12 - Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC, CAN
Monday, November 14 - Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON, Canada
Tuesday, November 15 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
Wednesday, November 16 – Metro - Chicago, IL
Friday, November 18 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, November 19 - Park Theatre - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN
Monday, November 21 - The Winspear Centre - Edmonton, Alberta, CAN
Tuesday, November 22 - Jack Singer Concert Hall - Calgary, Alberta, CAN
Thursday, November 24 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
Friday, November 25 - Alix Goolden Hall - Victoria, British Columbia, CAN
Saturday, November 26 – The Showbox at The Market – Seattle, WA
Sunday, November 27 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
Tuesday, November 29 - The UC Theatre - Berkeley, CA
Thursday, December 1 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA