Five-time ARIA award-winning and chart-topping singer, producer and songwriter Nick Murphy today revives his acclaimed Chet Faker project in an illustrious new 2020 chapter, sharing the vivid single Low and signing to BMG Australia & New Zealand.
Low marks the first Chet Faker release since 2015, adding to a combined Nick Murphy back catalogue that emits a fluid grit-fuelled artistry and emotionally intuitive vision that counts over a billion streams. An ambient flurry of muted bass plucks, delicate bowings of strings and echoed guitar introduce Murphy‘s unmistakable vocals on the single, in its raw presence. Hints of earlier era Chet Faker-like blues and melancholy-serene pop sentiments ooze with soothing goodness, as Murphy confesses “just because I feel low, doesn’t mean all that I’ve got has run out” with a streak of slow-grooving catharsis and vulnerability that is his staple setting.
Melbourne-raised Nick Murphy today also announces his signing to BMG Australia & New Zealand, joining a formidable local talent roster. Murphy’s Chet Faker project first appeared in 2012 with the ‘Thinking in Textures’ EP, winning him Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Best Independent Single/EP at the AIR Awards. The next year, his Hype Machine topping cover of Blackstreet’s No Diggity gained momentous adoration from a 2013 Super Bowl commercial. Before long, the 2014 debut Chet Faker studio album ‘Built on Glass’ debuted at number one on the Australian ARIA Charts, and appeared three times in the top ten of Triple J’s Hottest 100, taking out the top spot for Talk Is Cheap. The self-produced, solo-written album would go on to receive platinum certification, and earn Murphy five ARIA-Awards recognising Best Male Artist, Best Independent Release, Best Cover Artist, Engineer of the Year and Producer of the Year. In 2016, Nick Murphy revealed his follow-up output would sit under his own name, under which he has since released the 2017 EP ‘Missing Link’, 2019’s studio album of strikingly mutated electronic and pop grooves, ‘Run Fast Sleep Naked’ and the sublime instrumental record ‘Music For Silence’ this past April, an ambient collection first premiered on the meditation and sleep-devoted app, Calm.
An accomplished pianist, vocalist and guitar-player, Nick Murphy has performed at sold-out festivals and theatre stages worldwide, under his own name and as Chet Faker, exuding a raw and glittering energy. Multiple national and worldwide tours have included stops at Coachella, Glastonbury and Montreal Jazz Festival, as well as Laneway Festival, Groovin the Moo and Splendour in the Grass at home. Collaboratively, Murphy has stepped into studios with some of the world’s most loved artists from Flume to Bonobo, Banks, Kilo Kish, Marcus Marr and Dave Harrington.
A pivotal return from one of Australia’s finest acts today sees Nick Murphy expand upon his early Chet Faker work with his mastery of sweetly sad and soul-bearingly serene pop, as Low becomes the song you need to surrender to in 2020.
CHET FAKER’S LOW IS OUT TODAY VIA BMG AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
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