James Vincent McMorrow mesmerizes with “Rising Water,” the lead single from his upcoming LP, We Move, out September 2nd. McMorrow’s compelling vocals captured my attention on the expansive Post Tropical (2013), but with “Rising Water” the singer moves in a bolder direction.
“Rising Water” opens with expansive bass notes and harmonies before McMorrow’s vocals take center stage. Buoyed by an uplifting, sparkling chorus, “Rising Water” invites listeners to rise up with the singer. A bit more pop than ballad, the track calls me to the water, or even a dance floor. Either way it makes me want to move. Fitting for an LP titled, We Move.
It’s no wonder – upon checking out the list of producers McMorrow collaborated with for the record: Nineteen85 (Drake, dvsn), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Years & Years), and Frank Dukes (Kanye West, Rihanna). I suspect more soulful pop/r&b ballads are to come.
The singer’s press release writes that the LP is “about movement – geographically, mentally, and emotionally…and is McMorrow’s most honest statement yet, touching on anxiety and social unease.”
Watch the gorgeous video for “Rising Water” below and stay tuned for We Move out September 2nd.