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James Vincent McMorrow returns with first single in two years "Headlights"

15 May 2020, 12:21 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Irish singer/songwriter James Vincent McMorrow is back with "Headlights", his first new single in two years.

"Headlights" is McMorrow's first new track since 2018's "Me and My Friends", and is a first glimpse of his forthcoming fifth album.

McMorrow says of the new track, "I wanted "Headlights" to start in a plaintive humble place and finish in this huge place."

On Twitter, McMorrow adds of his new single, "This song, to me, is about fragility and doubt. Some days i definitely feel like i can take on anything and anyone. Others nothing i do feels close to where i want it to be. That's been the cycle most of my life. I'd wager most of you feel the same way. The last few years i've understood that what i feel is often a world away from the reality. Rather than try and force things into the positions i think they should be in order to feel well, like i used to, i've tried to embrace the chaos of it all, lean back when i used to lean forward. It's helped."

He adds, "My hope is that a song like this might put you in a place where you'll be reminded too that no one has their shit together, we're all trying."

His yet-to-be-announced fifth album will follow on from 2017's True Care, and will feature production from Paul Epworth, Lil Silva, Kenny Beats and Patrick Wimberley (Chairlift). McMorrorw recorded the LP between his home in Dublin, LA and London.

James Vincent McMorrow's "Headlights" single is out now on Columbia Records.
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