James Vincent McMorrow debuts ‘Call Me Back’ ahead of new album and tour

James Vincent McMorrow releases 'Call Me Back', a new single from his forthcoming album, with a tour spanning the UK, EU, and North America.

James Vincent McMorrow

Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow has unveiled his new single ‘Call Me Back’, setting the stage for his upcoming album Wide Open, Horses, scheduled for release on 14th June via Nettwerk Music Group (pre-order here). The artist also announced a comprehensive tour across the UK, EU, and North America this summer, including a notable performance at London’s Barbican Centre.

‘Call Me Back’ continues McMorrow’s exploration of intricate themes within his music, focusing on the subtle dynamics of relationships. James sings, “For newness / We decorate / Brand new paint / To lessen complication,” highlighting his thoughtful approach to songwriting. Musically, the track features McMorrow’s signature blend of folk influences, intricate guitar work, and harmonious vocals.

Reflecting on the new album, McMorrow shared, “To me, the album is about finding relief from the cycle of life’s pressure. I don’t think the theory ‘modernity equals better’ holds much water these days.” He aims to offer listeners a break from the relentless pursuit of meaning in modern life, hoping to provide a sense of nostalgia and happiness through his music.

McMorrow’s journey with the album included a unique live preview, performing it in Dublin before its official recording to refine the material. “I literally performed the album before it was recorded,” he noted, describing the experience as an effective experiment in bringing the music to life without digital distractions.

Wide Open, Horses marks a significant chapter in McMorrow’s career, capturing a period of personal and artistic growth. “The whole process was rebuilding myself and my connection to music, who I am, and what I wanted to be when I was starting out at 20-years-old,” he reflects.

Wife Open Horses James Vincent McMorrow

Following the album’s release, McMorrow will embark on a tour, bringing his new music to stages across Europe and North America:

EU/UK Tour Dates:

  • June 15: Barbican Centre, London
  • June 17: Maroquinerie, Paris
  • June 19: Carré Theatre, Amsterdam
  • June 21: Saalchen, Berlin
  • July 1: Noches Del Botánico, Madrid
  • August 2: All Together Now Festival, Waterford, Ireland

North American Tour Dates:

  • July 15: El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • July 16: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
  • July 18: Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR
  • July 19: The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
  • July 20: Vancouver Folk Festival, BC
  • July 21: Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney, BC
  • July 23: Red Bird Brewery, Kelowna, BC
  • July 24: Myer Horowitz Theatre, Edmonton

Tickets for all shows are available now, with more details expected to follow on additional dates and venues.

Photo credit: Rich Gilligan

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