James Vincent McMorrow addresses our never-ending dilemma of distinguishing wants and needs in his new single “I Should Go,” co-produced with Kenny Beats (Vince Staples, Denzel Curry, Idles). Blending elements of R&B and hip-hop, “I Should Go” shuffles through all the thoughts and emotional mess that we collect when trying to figure out what exactly adds value into our lives. Along with the single, McMorrow has shared the video for it:
“The first lyric of this song is ‘I never thought I’d ever need you around / it’s hard enough to be me only.’ That pretty much sums up the energy. It’s not about what we want, it’s about what we need. A lot of time I don’t think there’s a difference between those 2 things. But there is, a big one. I do not need a lot of the things I think I do, and there are other things that feel unimportant but are in fact the foundations that I exist on top of.
I’ll genuinely never figure out which is which, I still obsess over dumb shit and I still take so much for granted. To say I’m getting more comfortable with my chaos is probably untrue, doubt I’ll ever be comfortable. But I do understand it a little more, and I think I embrace it a little more; embrace the chaos of it all.
I fucking adore this song, the second I put the guitar parts together I knew it was going to be something I adored. I sat in a room with Kenny and played him what I had and I think he immediately got it; I had this feeling going into the studio that day that he was the person who could take the idea and elevate it into the space I wanted it to be. I was definitely correct.”
The track is from his upcoming fifth studio album, which he’ll be sharing more details soon.