This perfectly coincides with my discovery (albeit a month late but not really since his second single got released about a week ago), of Nick Murphy.
Man, oh fucking man. This is where it gets even more exciting. Who is Nick Murphy, you ask? He just so happens to be the very own and soulful Chet Faker, one of my favourite artists. The man behind the music basically everyone wants to get down and dirty to. Remember that cover of No Diggity? What about that whole EP itself. Songs like I'm into You brought shivers to my spine. Why the sudden reason to rebrand under a different name? Well, it's his own.
From the man himself, taken from his Facebook page, "its been half a decade since I started releasing music as Chet Faker and all of you have been the driving force behind the music since.There's an evolution happening and I wanted to let you know where its going.
the next record will be under my own name, Nick Murphy.
Chet Faker will always be a part of the music.
This is next."
Honestly, the two singles that have been released so far are so on the money it's nuts. Almost a total Radiohead In Rainbows vibe except with Murphy's hauntingly beautiful vocals. It's definitely a bit heavier sounding and darker but so absolutely fantastic. This is perfect driving music. Or nihilistic music to just unwind and brood to. Or music to think to. Or music for anything for that matter. I'm hooked.