James Vincent McMorrow has dropped brand new track ‘I Should Go’, co-produced with Kenny Beats (Idles, slowthai, Omar Apollo).
‘I Should Go’ acts as a further window into the world of McMorrow’s upcoming fifth studio album – which was introduced in bold fashion with recent single, ‘Headlights’.
Speaking on ‘I Should Go’ for the first time, James says… “The first lyric of this song is “I never thought I’d ever need you around / it’s hard enough to be me only.” That pretty much sums up the energy. It’s not about what we want, it’s about what we need. A lot of time I don’t think there’s a difference between those 2 things. But there is, a big one. I do not need a lot of the things I think I do, and there are other things that feel unimportant but are in fact the foundations that I exist on top of.
I’ll genuinely never figure out which is which, I still obsess over dumb shit and I still take so much for granted. To say I’m getting more comfortable with my chaos is probably untrue, doubt I’ll ever be comfortable. But I do understand it a little more, and I think I embrace it a little more; embrace the chaos of it all.
I fucking adore this song, the second I put the guitar parts together I knew it was going to be something I adored. I sat in a room with Kenny and played him what I had and I think he immediately got it; I had this feeling going into the studio that day that he was the person who could take the idea and elevate it into the space I wanted it to be. I was definitely correct.”
First single ‘Headlights’ was written not so much about life making sense, but making peace with the fact that nothing does: a fact which was reinforced when the song dropped amidst lockdown, and the original video had to be scrapped in favour of a more intimate approach. The ‘Headlight’s video also acted as an affecting snapshot of another big change in James’ life, as it featured his daughter Margot (as shot by his partner Emma)…
James has also announced details of an extensive UK and European headline tour for 2021…
16th March – Leisureland, Galway (Ireland)
18th March – Milk Market, Limerick (Ireland)
19th March – The Telegraph Building, Belfast (Ireland)
20th March – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow (UK)
22nd March – O2 Ritz, Manchester (UK)
23rd March – O2 Academy Brixton, London (UK)
25th March – Stollwerck, Cologne (Germany)
26th March – Le Trianon, Paris (France)
27th March – Het Depot vzw, Leuven (Belgium)
29th March – Batschkapp, Frankfurt (Germany)
31st March – Grünspan, Hamburg (Germany)
1st April – Metropol, Hamburg (Germany)
2nd April – Vega, Copenhagen (Denmark)
5th April – Den Atelier, Luxembourg City (Luxembourg)
6th April – Paradiso, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
8th April – O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol (UK)
9th April – The O2 Institute, Birmingham (UK)
17th April – Olympia Theatre, Dublin (Ireland)
18th April – Olympia Theatre, Dublin (Ireland)