Oct 13, 2021
James Vincent McMorrow recently released Grapefruit Season, his fifth album. It features contributions from producers and writers like Kenny Beats and Adele collaborator Paul Epworth, and sees him embracing the synths and hip-hop production elements he first started utilising on his second record, 2014's Post Tropical.
When he released that album it shocked quite a lot of people, who were expecting him to continue down the nu-folk path of his debut LP, Early In The Morning.
But as with contemporaries like Bon Iver, James has evolved beyond his first album, and we talk about that journey in this interview. We also discuss his upbringing in Ireland, his path to success, and the mental health issues he’s dealt with along the way.