NY-based, Aussie producer and multi-instrumentalist, Nick Murphy, has dropped a surprise EP Missing Link overnight and it’s the exact bridge between his former work as Chet Faker and his new metamorphosed form we’ve been waiting for.
Like before, Murphy’s brooding voice croons through the five tracker, sharing intellectual and poetic insight into maturity, relationships and humanity. But this collection has a fresh sense of sonic exploration, as the shimmering soundscapes experiment with rumbling dance beats, chiming synths, low-fi clipping and distorted sound effects.
This is especially true of opening track and leading single ‘Your Time’, produced by Kaytranada. Packed with deep pulsating synths, layers of Murphy’s seductive voice and snappy electronic beats, the crunchy track is equal parts moody and irresistible.
On stepping away from the Chet Faker moniker, under which he consistently conquered the triple j Hottest 100, Murphy says “Chet Faker was me trying to prove something to myself … But my tastes are pretty dynamic and I realised I’ve spent time resisting that. Now I want to put everything in.”
Nick Murphy will be headlining an exclusive residency at the Sydney Opera House for Vivid LIVE this June before embarking on a world tour across North America, the UK and Europe.