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James Vincent McMorrow (born 14 January 1983) is an Irish singer and songwriter. He is best known for his albums Early in the Morning and Post Tropical.

James Vincent McMorrow
James Vincent McMorrow at the SXSW 2011 (d).jpg
McMorrow performing in 2011.
Background information
Birth name James Vincent McMorrow
Born (1983-01-14) 14 January 1983 (age 34)
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboards
  • banjo
  • drums
Labels
Associated acts Kygo
Website www.jamesvmcmorrow.com

Contents

CareerEdit

McMorrow's debut album, Early in the Morning, was released in Ireland in February 2010, and in the United States and Europe in 2011, to widespread acclaim.[1] He made his UK television debut on BBC Two's Later... with Jools Holland on 27 May 2011.[2] He played with Lisa Hannigan on 8 December 2011 at Dublin's Button Factory for the Choice Music Prize event.[3]

In 2014, he released his second album, Post Tropical, which included the song "Glacier". The song was used in the 2014 Spanish Christmas Lottery advertising campaign.[4]

In 2015, he composed a film score for the short, "Martha", directed by Sam Benenati. The film was part of the series Campaign4Change "Mix-Up Tradition" launched by Ray Ban with the idea of sponsoring emerging directors and composers collaborate as a creative team.

In 2016, his cover of the Chris Isaak song "Wicked Game" was used in the first official full-length trailer for the sixth season of the HBO hit series Game of Thrones. In April 2016, he was featured on the promotional single "I'm in Love" from Kygo's debut album, Cloud Nine.

In July 2016, McMorrow announced his third studio album and released "Rising Water", its lead single. We Move was produced by McMorrow, Nineteen85, Frank Dukes and Two Inch Punch, and was released on 2 September 2016. It marks a shift in McMorrow's style towards more R&B-tinged sounds.

McMorrow released his fourth studio album True Care on 26 May 2017.

Awards and nominationsEdit

In January 2012, McMorrow received a European Border Breakers Award in recognition of Early In The Morning's success beyond Ireland.[5]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
IRE
[6]
AUS
[7]
BEL
(Fl)

[8]
CAN
[9]
FRA
[10]
NL
[11]
NOR
[12]
UK
[13]
US
[14]
Early in the Morning
  • Released: 26 February 2010
  • Label: Believe Digital
  • Formats: CD, digital
22 143 87 68 27 68
Post Tropical
  • Released: 10 January 2014
  • Label: Believe
2 25 77 122 21 28 76
We Move
  • Released: 2 September 2016
  • Label: Faction Records[16]
1 28 52 77 134 39 47
True Care
  • Released: 26 May 2017
  • Label: Faction Records
22
[17]
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or wasn't released.

Extended playsEdit

  • The Sparrow and the Wolf (2008)
  • James Vincent McMorrow[18] (2010, United States only)
  • We Don't Eat (2011)

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
IRE
[6]
AUS
[7]
FRA
[10]
UK
[13]
"Higher Love" 2011 4 35 21 We Don't Eat EP
"Cavalier" 2014 66 81 Post Tropical
"Rising Water" 2016 We Move
"Get Low"

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
IRE
[6]
AUT
[19]
FRA
[10]
NOR
[12]
SWE
[20]
SWI
[21]
UK
[13]
"I'm in Love"
(Kygo feat. James Vincent McMorrow)
2016 38 9 65 39 99 Cloud Nine
"The Future"
(San Holo feat. James Vincent McMorrow)
2017 TBA

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "James Vincent McMorrow ‘Early In The Morning’ Album Review". Indie Rock Reviews. 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Two Programmes - Later... with Jools Holland, Series 38, Episode 8". BBC. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  3. ^ "Meteor Choice Music Prize". Meteor. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  4. ^ https://www.newstalk.ie/Irish-singer-James-Vincent-McMorrow-chosen-for-tearjerking-Christmas-ad
  5. ^ "James Vincent McMorrow wins ebba 2012", imro.ie. October 7, 2011
  6. ^ a b c "Irish Charts > James Vincent McMorrow". irish-charts.com/ Hung Medien. 
  7. ^ a b "Australian Charts > James Vincent McMorrow". australian-charts.com Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2016-08-22. 
  8. ^ "Belgian (Flanders) Charts > James Vincent McMorrow" (in Dutch). ultratop.be/nl/ Hung Medien. 
  9. ^ "James Vincent McMorrow Billboard Canada". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-13. 
  10. ^ a b c "French Charts > James Vincent McMorrow" (in French). lescharts.com/ Hung Medien. 
  11. ^ "Dutch Charts > James Vincent McMorrow". dutchcharts.nl/ Hung Medien. 
  12. ^ a b "Norwegian Charts > James Vincent McMorrow" (in Norwegian). norwegiancharts.com/ Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. 
  13. ^ a b c "UK Charts > James Vincent McMorrow". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. 
  14. ^ "James Vincent McMorrow Album & Song Charts - Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on August 29, 2016. 
  16. ^ "We Move by James Vincent McMorrow". iTunes (IE). Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  17. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 3 June 2017. 
  18. ^ http://dinealonerecords.com/releases/james-vincent-mcmorrow-ep/
  19. ^ "Austrian Charts > James Vincent McMorrow" (in German). austriancharts.at Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2016-06-23. 
  20. ^ "Swedish Charts > James Vincent McMorrow". swedishcharts.com Hung Medien. 
  21. ^ "Swiss Charts > James Vincent McMorrow". hitparade.ch Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2016-09-16. 

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