Singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow’s announced that his next album, We Move, will be released on Sept. 2. The singer has also unveiled “Rising Water,” the album’s lead single.
We Move will be different from McMorrow’s last two albums. In his previous two works, he became “so blurred in the picture that even I can barely see myself in it,” McMorrow wrote in a Facebook post. His third album will be more like a mirror.
“In every part of this new album I see myself,” he writes. “I hear it in every lyric and every note. And it’s still terrifying. But it’s exactly what I needed to make. Because I can’t be the person I want to be, or the musician I want to be, unless I pursue what I hear without hesitation.”
The first single from We Move clearly demonstrates a shift, aided by Drake’s producer Nineteen85 and Kanye West’s producer Frank Dukes. The Nineteen85-produced “Rising Water” is more buoyant music than we typically expect from McMorrow, but it is a welcome surprise.
McMorrow will also tour North America this fall—find his tour dates at the bottom of this post. You can preorder We Move here.
Watch the lyric video for “Rising Water” below, and then slow it back down by revisiting “Follow You Down To The Red Oak Tree” via the Paste Cloud beneath that.
James Vincent McMorrow Tour Dates
7 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall
9 – Washington D.C. @ 9:30 Club
10 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
11 – Boston, Mass. @ Paradise Rock Club
12 – Montreal, Quebec @ Corona Theatre
14 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
15 – Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall
16 – Chicago, Ill. @ Metro
18 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
19 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Park Theatre
21 – Edmonton, Alberta @ The Winspear Centre
22 – Calgary, Alberta, @ Jack Singer Concert Hall
24 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom
25 – Victoria, British Columbia @ Alix Goolden Hall
26 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox at The Market
27 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
29 – Berkeley, Calif. @ The UC Theatre
1 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern