Listen: James Vincent McMorrow – 'Gone'

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James Vincent McMorrow returns with new single ‘Gone’.

The Irish songwriter seems to break his artistry down to its infinitesimal essence on the new track, before building it back up into something coherent.

Produced alongside Paul Epworth, the dichotomy between flux and unity that drives ‘Gone’ mirrors its emotional pull.

A song about “the disintegration of relationships”, it’s marked by incredible lyrical directness, showing real bravery and openness at times.

James comments: “In my case, the disintegration of my relationship with myself. No song or lyric I’ve ever written has come as close to this one at capturing how I feel about life, how I hear it, my fear of it, my obsession with it, my belligerent belief that I can control it, my quiet acknowledgment in the middle of the night that i will never control a single thing. And there’s nothing wrong with any of it.”

“There’s absolute beauty in embracing the chaos and the decay. I know I was exhausted pretending everything was all right.”

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Emma McMorrow