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James vincent mcmorrow be somebody 2021

James Vincent McMorrow and Rudimental join forces on new single "Be Somebody"

09 March 2021, 10:25 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

James Vincent McMorrow collaborates with Rudimental on new cut "Be Somebody", which marks both artists' first release of 2021.

Havinng returned with three singles in 2020 including May's "Headlights", Kenny Beats collaboration "I Should Go" and the Paul Epworth-produced "Gone", McMorrow has released his first single of 2021, which sees him team up with Rudimental for the first time.

McMorrow says of the track, "I wrote this song in 2019 with Jimmy Napes. Was the first thing we wrote. I'm a pretty abstract writer, I rarely write in a linear fashion from start to finish. Obv Jimmy is a brilliant writer and can write a million different ways, but on that particular day we just sat with a guitar and started taking a song one chord and one line at a time, and this just came out incredibly naturally. It feels a bit redundant to talk about how songs feel prescient for the particular moment we're in, honestly any songs about being unsure or emotionally lacking feel very of this moment."

Rudimental add, "Its been great to work with James McMorrow. He's got an incredible voice. This track is getting us excited for festival season. Let's Go!"

"Be Somebody" marks Rudimental's first new outing since linking with Digga D, MORGAN and TIKE on "Be The One" in December last year.

McMorrow is due to follow up his 2017 album True Care this year, and recorded it between his home in Dublin, LA, and London. The album will feature production from Kenny Beats, Paul Epworth, Lil Silva and Patrick Wimberley (Chairlift).

He says of his new album that's yet to be announced, "I have more responsibilities, people and expectations around me than ever, and the world is constantly telling me to change and grow as a person, but I don’t feel any more responsible or capable than I did when I was 18 years old. This album is about embracing the idea that it’s okay to not have things figured out."

James Vincent McMorrow's "Be Somebody" single with Rudimental is out now on Columbia Records.
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