James Vincent McMorrow Asks Will You Remember 'When I Leave'
Transitioning seamlessly from his folk influenced beginnings into the dreamy textures and swelling crescendos of the hauntingly beautiful, alt-r'n'b and hip-hop infused wonder that was his recent 'Post-Tropical' album, Irish singer/songwriter James Vincent McMorrow has been in the process of thrilling crowds across the globe with his ethereally captivating falsetto as he has toured in support of the album. Ever busy with festival and shows, he has been working away in his down time on new material, explaining that 'I'd like to start putting out some ideas while the ink is still wet, I want people to hear them, to know what they are when we play them live during the autumn Euro and US tours'.
One of those new ideas is the swelling synths and spare percussion of the just released 'When I Leave', an on-the-road-recorded 'snapshot' that captures the essence of his memories of college parties, with McMorrow saying 'when I was in college I'd go out a lot, but I wasn't the guy that was the center of everyone's attention, I was usually standing awkwardly in the corner. But just because you're standing in the corner doesn't mean you don't love to dance. That's what this song is about I guess, dance like no one's watching'.