‘National’ is the second radio single to be taken from James Vincent McMorrow’s latest album ‘True Care'.
A more stripped back track than what we may have gotten use to from the more upbeat collection on previous album 'We Move'. Mcmorrow says about the track "5 months it took, itʼs the best thing iʼve ever created… is it weird to say that?? fuck it. ... Could i have made it sound slicker? Yes. Spent more time finding the best mic positions on drums and guitar amps?... Thereʼs parts where youʼll listen and think ‘did that go out of time for a second?ʼ.. the answer is most probably yes, it did. Lot of one takes with no click tracks, in a room moving from sound to sound, idea to idea..."
It is refreshing to hear something so raw and natural in a world where music is becoming more and more processed. McMorrow is going against the grain with his latest release. Nearly a throwback to his past with the more acoustic based material that people noticed McMorrow for originally.
Speaking on True Care James says:
“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.”