Ahead of his biggest hometown show to date in Dublin’s Trinity College on 7th July, IMRO took the opportunity to present James Vincent McMorrow with two IMRO Awards in recognition of his number one albums “True Care” and “We Move”.
The IMRO Number 1 Award was introduced to acknowledge IMRO members who reach number 1 in the album charts here in Ireland or overseas.
“We Move” was the third studio album by the Irish singer-songwriter. Recorded in Los Angeles, Toronto and Dublin, and released in September 2016, the album went on to be nominated for the RTE Choice Album of the Year.
‘True Care’ came closely on the heels of the critically acclaimed album, and was recorded in December of 2016 with a release in May of 2017.
Speaking on ‘True Care’, James said: “Life is long. But then, it isn’t really. Since I’ve been making records it’s been about following a cycle. Make a record. Wait. Release a record. Play for 18 months. Take a break. I don’t really understand that cycle any more. I want to make records when I’m compelled to, and I want to release them when they’re still as fresh to me as they are to whomever is hearing them for the first time. The idea of sitting around waiting doesn’t make sense to me.
I had an idea fixed in my head since the second I stopped making We Move. This idea of a very real now, and a very vague future. I had this date, December 2914, which I was writing towards. Not in a specific, ‘what will it be like in the future’ kind of way. I just wanted to fix a point way out there, so far away that I’ll never see it, and use it as an anchor point to start writing about my life now, remembering my life before now, and the complete abstraction that is my life in the future.”