Major Murphy have shared a new video directed by Greg Sheppard and New Archive, for “Unfazed.” The song, is latest single off from their full-length Access, available April 2, 2021 via Winspear (Barrie).
The single finds Jacob Bullard and his bandmates reflecting on the mounting pressures of adulthood with an earnest but vulnerable hopefulness: “You know I’ll get there by any means possible / I tend philosophical, but I can’t spell it right,” sings Bullard, unspooling a melody Alex Chilton would be proud. The song blooms into form on the chorus, as Jacki Warren’s vocal harmonies lend the lyrics a weary optimism.
Access was recorded at Russian Recording in Bloomington, IN between late 2018 and early 2020 with Mike Bridavsky and Ben Lumsdaine, Access finds the Grand Rapids, MI-based group summoning an exhilarating, teenage feeling of musical possibility as they navigate the uncertainty of artistic life and Jacob & Jacki’s newfound parenthood.
As Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee) writes in the Access bio: “It’s an album that’s remarkably cohesive – a striking relic in an age where ardent and true “album-making” is a fading art form. In nine songs, it somehow takes a listener backwards & forwards at once, reckoning with intrinsic anxieties while conceptualizing a fantastical and vibrant happening, soothing in its familiar, occasionally childlike tone.”
3. In the Meantime
7. Tear It Apart
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