James Vincent McMorrow has served up an early Electric Picnic appetiser.
McMorrow's second LP Post Tropical has been the recipient of almost unanimous praise since since its release at the start of the year and has seen the Irishman embark on massively successful tours in Ireland, Europe, Australia, as well as festivals like Coachella in the States and Longitude a bit closer to home.
Not one to rest on his laurels, James has treated fans to a brand new unreleased track, 'When I Leave'. Recorded on tour, James posted the track to Soundcloud yesterday.
He said of the song:
I’ve been recording when I can over the summer, on the floors of festival dressing rooms, in hotels, I've been waiting for everyone to fall asleep so I can track vocals in the back lounge of the bus. Making Post Tropical definitely lit a fire. There's no plan for any of it, I have an album in the world and it is rightfully taking up a lot of my energy, but I've plenty energy to go around, 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.
Disclaimer, They're not polished, nothing recorded on the road ever could be, a lot of time spent removing crazy back ground sounds from vocals etc. That's the point though I guess, snapshots.
When I was in college I'd go out a lot, but I wasn't the guy that was the centre 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.
McMorrow will presumably play the song live when at this weekend's Electric Picnic.