To create new album Run Fast Sleep Naked, Nick Murphy (formerly Chet Faker) pulled all the vocal diaries and snippets he recorded from his suitcase microphone on his extensive travels since debut album Built On Glass (2014) and brought them back to his new home in New York, where he then recorded a genre-bending passage of self-discovery, unshackling his creative aptitude.
Run Fast Sleep Naked might be polarising on first listen but the beauty is in the details (a la Bon Iver’s 22 A Million); the Melbourne crooner has made a point of following his nose down every experimental rabbit hole he discovered in the studio.
Murphy’s comforting voice welcomes the album via Hear It Now, followed by the soulful Sanity – the beginning of the melting pot of influences and ideas placed throughout the album. The constant tinkering through Sunlight; the scurrying feeling of urgency in Yeah I Care and the plucked strings that somehow transform into down-tempo dub step on Some People are just a glimpse into this creative mind.
The record wraps up with Believe (Me) and Message You At Midnight, back-to-back emotional swirlers which leave no doubt that Murphy is releasing music as honest as he could possibly create.
Run Fast Sleep Naked is out April 26 via Future Classic.
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