“You make me feel // Alive // Inspite the rising water” croons James Vincent McMorrow on his newest release “Rising Water”. I can assume I am not the only one who squealed with glee when JVM started posting about his new music on Instagram this week ahead of the single being released on July 5th.
Opening with smooth electronic groves and chorus JVM’s distinctive vocal cuts in over simple clap and hit beats and promises us some 80’s and retro inspired sounds for his upcoming album “We Move” due out on Faction Records September 2nd no doubt inspired by the neon of LA where he spent 6 months writing and discovering what his sound was.
In the instagram post James reveals “I really really don’t want to explain it at all”. He goes on to say “In the past I would have gone into crazy detail about each & every aspect of it. But everything about this record is different. So I need to do everything different”. Continuing he speaks of his struggles with confidence and how he has hidden behind his music in the past. On this new record James Vincent McMorrow is coming out from behind and putting himself out front and centre. Not always a very comfortable spot to be in.
We can already hear this stripping back on “Rising Water” where we have his vocals with a simple clap behind him. No more hiding, no more excuses. He went on the say “When I was first starting work on this album I wrote 2 things on a page. The first was ‘We move. Or we don’t. We change. Or we stay the same…the second was ‘There is no reason why dancing and heavyheartedness need to be mutually exclusive things’. I’m imagining dark electro pop in our future.
“We Move” was executive produced by JVM and Nineteen85 with production from both as well as Two Inch Punch and Frank Dukes. It was mixed by Jimmy Douglass, John O’Mahny and Ross Dowling.
James Vincent McMorrow will play two Irish dates to coincide with the album’s release. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.ie
October 5th – The Black Box, Galway
October 7th – The National Stadium, Dublin