James Vincent McMorrow interview: ‘I want to be able to give this body of work its full life’

After 18 months kicking his heels in lockdown, the singer/songwriter is eager for his new album Grapefruit Season to reach as wide an audience as possible

25th September, 2021
James Vincent McMorrow interview: ‘I want to be able to give this body of work its full life’
James Vincent McMorrow: ‘I am a very proud Irish musician who thinks he makes very Irish music, but Irish music isn’t just fiddles, it’s Pillow Queens and Kojaque. Irish music is a broad spectrum.’ Picture: Evan Doherty

Like most of us, James Vincent McMorrow has a few items in his house that remind him of the 18 months of the pandemic. In fact, as we speak, a lockdown project is right behind him. “I painted this room three times until I found the colour I liked,” the musician laughs, gesturing to his nattily grey walls dotted with small picture-frames. “It was one of 47,000 lockdown projects. It was like: ‘If I keep...

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