James Vincent McMorrow shares brand new single ‘Gone’, which received its first play on Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World and is available now on Columbia Records.
‘Gone’ has the immediate feel of a breakthrough moment in James Vincent McMorrow‘s life. Produced by James alongside Paul Epworth and Moon Willis, the track builds from little more than sparse beats and intimate vocals into a pop song clouded by chaos, but actually about clarity.
James is already a platinum-selling act, who has independently clocked up over 750 million streams, reached #1 in his home of Ireland, and seen his music travel everywhere from Drake’s ‘Views’ to ‘Game Of Thrones’. ‘Gone’ continues a thrilling new chapter from a fearless artist.
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‘Gone’, says James, “is about the disintegration of relationships. In my case, the disintegration of my relationship with myself. No song or lyric I’ve ever written has come as close to this one at capturing how I feel about life, how I hear it, my fear of it, my obsession with it, my belligerent belief that I can control it, my quiet acknowledgment in the middle of the night that i will never control a single thing
“And there’s nothing wrong with any of it. There’s absolute beauty in embracing the chaos and the decay. I know I was exhausted pretending everything was all right.”
‘Gone’ explores themes that are inherent to McMorrow’s upcoming album, and where he finds himself in 2020. The record was introduced earlier this year by ‘Headlights’, a track written not so much about life making sense, but making peace with the fact that nothing does.
The track’s soulful followup, ‘I Should Go’ – recorded with fellow genre-collider Kenny Beats – was a reminder of James’ rare ability to move as easily between the worlds of hip-hop and R&B as he can the singer-songwriter roots of debut album Early In The Morning (which turned 10 this year).