Nick Murphy takes a more atmospheric turn on his new album.
Nick Murphy‘s last album came out five years ago, now Murphy has reworked not only his image and name but his sound as well. Built On Glass, Murphy’s 2014 album under the pseudonym Chet Faker, put him on the map as a talented multi-instrumentalist and a man not afraid to try new things. Run Fast Sleep Naked builds on the idea that Murphy has refined himself, with the album focusing heavily on an interpersonal tone for a man who’s life has changed greatly since we last heard from him. Tracks like “Harry Takes Drugs On The Weekend” fool you with an atmospheric and empty opening before evolving into what could, by many measures, be considered a pop song. Sometimes Murphy takes his experimentation a step too far, like on “Novacaine and Coca Cola”, which ends with over a minute and a half of the hiss from an amp — but it only makes the following track, “Never No”, impact that much harder when the transition finally comes. So don’t sleep on Run Fast Sleep Naked (even if you’re naked), especially if you were a fan of the work Murphy put out as Chet Faker or into the new James Blake record.
Previously, Nick Murphy shared the lead single from the album “Sanity.” You can find “Harry Takes Drugs On The Weekend” and “Sanity” on our Tasty! Jams playlists for April.