We Move marks a breathtaking and radical push forward for Irish artist James Vincent McMorrow, in what is his most expansive and ambitious work to date. Unlike his previous releases, We Move was written in constant transition. In early 2015 McMorrow decamped to Los Angeles for four surreal months, wanting to experience something totally alien to any way he'd ever worked before. McMorrow explains "Making this album was about changing so many things. Physically changing where I was, mentally changing how I think about life, about myself, how I think about making music. Every time I've made a record in the past, I've walked to the edge of where I've wanted to be, I've gotten scared, and I've walked back to a safe distance."
It was in those four months that the new songs began to crystallize and come squarely into view, among other revelations (like that hiking is just walking, but in a canyon). James described this newly discovered clarity, "I just stopped worrying, stopped caring about things that simply didn't matter. Nothing in particular happened to cause that change. It just dawned on me that I was walking around trying to predict the future, and I was dulling my edges in the hopes I would fit in easier. But I wasn't happy. At all. So I changed. My instincts pushed me through this album. I started putting all of myself out there in everything I wrote."
The album's backbone was formed by three key producers that McMorrow met during his travels who fully understood what he was trying to achieve, geographically, mentally, and emotionally -- Nineteen85 (Drake, dvsn), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Years & Years), and Frank Dukes (Kanye West, Rihanna). Mixing came from the legendary Jimmy Douglass (Donny Hathaway, Timbaland), John O'Mahony (Metric, Coldplay), and Ross Dowling. Collaborating with this talented team was an extension of this new found freedom, "I started working with my friends who inspired me; I let them take control of certain things away from me. And I ended up with an album that sounds like how I see life and how I live my life."James Vincent McMorrow FacebookJames Vincent McMorrow TwitterJames Vincent McMorrow Instagram