JAMES VINCENT McMORROW – ” Grapefruit Season “

Posted: May 27, 2021 in MUSIC

‘Grapefruit Season’ is the long awaited 5th studio album from James Vincent McMorrow.

produced by James alongside fellow genre disruptors Paul Epworth, Kenny Beats, Lil Silva and Patrick Wimberly (chairlift), the album was recorded in London, Los Angeles and Dublin largely before the pandemic struck. it embraces the fact that life is chaos, and the idea of growing up but feeling none the wiser.

My new album Grapefruit Season will be out on the 16th of July, and new song Waiting is out today. Pre order the album . I am so excited to finally be sharing this, the last year has been like holding my breath waiting to talk about it!! All European tour dates have also been rescheduled and are on sale now!!

Beyond overjoyed to say that the next single from the album is called Paradise and is out next Tuesday 18th! Honestly, I’ve never been as excited about a release as I am about this one. it captures everything that I’ve been trying to get to for the entirety of my musical life. I’m such a chaotic fucker, for so long I saw that as weakness, like I needed to control my chaos and refine it into something functional. Before I started this album, I swore I’d see the chaos as my greatest asset. I am a chaotic fucker, and I do not control a single thing. I can’t control what people think of me, so why give so much of myself to the pursuit of acceptance. I can’t control the outcome, so make only what I want to make.

Beyond overjoyed to say that Paradise, the next single from the album, is out now! Honestly, I’ve never been as excited about a release as I am about this one. It captures everything that I’ve been trying to get to for the entirety of my musical life. I’m such a chaotic fucker, for so long I saw that as weakness, like I needed to control my chaos and refine it into something functional. Before I started this album, I swore I’d see the chaos as my greatest asset. Like I said, I am a chaotic fucker, and I do not control a single thing. I can’t control what people think of me, so why give so much of myself to the pursuit of acceptance? I can’t control the outcome, so I committed to make only what I want to make. I went in and I made the album that captured every angle of that chaos in all its fucked up glory, all the influences, all of the desire to push forward what it means for me to be a singer and a songwriter and a human. That’s what this song is about, that’s what it sounds like to me, that glory, fragility, bigness and hope. I hope it becomes your soundtrack to this summer of chaos and bigness and hope and glory. 

I went in and I made the album that captured every angle of that chaos in all its fucked up glory, all the influences, all of the desire to push forward what it means for me to be a singer and a songwriter and a human. That’s what this song is about, that’s what it sounds like to me, that glory, fragility, bigness and hope. I hope it becomes your soundtrack to this summer of chaos and bigness and hope and glory. wouldn’t have gotten to this place without 2 of the greatest humans I’ve ever known, Lil Silva and Paul Epworth. Honoured they wanted to help me build this song, truly 2 of the greatest musicians and friends. And a huge shout out to the Capital Children’s Choir for walking into the studio that first day singing every line of the song at the top of their lungs, capturing that energy in the song gave it the magic.So excited for this. James X

I’m playing some in-store performances at a few record stores in July to celebrate the launch of the new album. Pre-order ‘Grapefruit Season’ from the stores below to get your ticket.
20th Rough Trade Nottingham, 6.30pm 

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