Róisín Murphy Announces New Hit Parade LP
Róisín Murphy has announced her new album Hit Parade, will arrive on September 8th via Ninja Tune. The full-length was Produced in collaboration with DJ Koze. Ahead of the album’s arrival, Murphy has shared single, “The Universe”. Murphy returns to North America for a run of shows including Terminal 5 in NYC and The Wiltern in Los Angeles and Portola Festival in San Francisco.
Róisín Murphy on Hit Parade:
“This record is a collaboration with DJ Koze. We worked remotely, in different countries sending tracks/ideas back and forth for several years. I always have to approach a new collaboration with openness and a willingness to learn and never more so than with this.
The studio in this case was imaginary, in the airspace between Hamburg and London. That meant we were both in a personal, private place when working on the songs. For me that brought out a more intimate approach to the songwriting, I told this album my secrets. For Koze it meant total freedom and absolute focus without the distraction of my presence. He too took a deep dive into himself and I believe that’s why the music is so vibrant and alive. It is just exploding with colour!
It’s a joyful record, I’ve never been happier, that is partly down to personal reasons but also in my work I’ve been very fulfilled. For me the record is about love and sensuality but also it’s about music itself and how it’s always been there for me. There are tinges of darkness, of the abyss, as well as all the joy. There’s contemplation of mortality which is meant to serve as reminder to me (and perhaps you the listener) to really live while we can.”
“The universe at large is playful and terrifying. There is no discernible sense to it. The story that is always being told is on multiple levels, levels we don’t see or understand. The experience of being alive is to be continually reminded of how utterly unaware we are of what is really going on all around us,” says Murphy
“The Universe” follows “CooCool” and a limited edition white label release of “Can’t Replicate 12” Edit”, which ignited clubland at the start of the year, being championed by the likes of Daniel Avery, Peggy Gou, Jamie xx and many more. “Can’t Replicate” was also used as the soundtrack to the Chanel AW23 runway show during Paris Fashion Week in March.
From her time growing up in the Irish town of Arklow, music seemed to call Murphy almost instantly, from the moment she discovered the power of her own voice at the age of 10 through performance of the eternal showtune classic “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina” at a local poetry festival. Murphy dove headlong into the music scene after her family decamped to Manchester when she was just a teen. When her parents divorced and moved back to Ireland when she was 15, she decided to stay behind in England and live alone, to continue her artistic immersion. After a brief flirtation with noise and punk in Manchester’s confines, she hitched over to Sheffield at 19 to immerse herself in the club scene. A chance meeting with local bassist Mark Brydon led the pair to form the celebrated group Moloko, and from there Murphy’s solo career has spanned 5 albums (with a Mercury Music Prize nomination for 2015’s ‘Hairless Toys’), celebrated EP and single collaborations, and more recently video directing and acting accolades.
The ‘Hit Parade’ artwork features Murphy herself, superimposed on an AI generated image from artist Beth Frey, graphic design by Bráulio Amado and commissioned by creative studio Object & Animal (who have previously worked with the likes of FKA Twigs, Caroline Polachek and Shygirl, and where Murphy is also Creative Director).
1. What Not To Do
3. The Universe
4. Hurtz So Bad
5. The House
8. Free Will
9. You Knew
10. Can’t Replicate
11. Crazy Ants Reprise
12. Two Ways
Róisín Murphy Live Dates 2023/24:
Sat May 20 – Festival – Corona Capital – Guadalajara, MX
Sun Jun 4 – Festival – Mighty Hoopla – London, UK
Wed Jun 7 – Festival – PSM Loves Summer – Istanbul, TR
Fri Jun 9 – Festival – European City of Culture Show – Veszprem, HU
Sat Jun 10 – Festival – Melt Festival – Berlin, DE
Sun Jul 2 – Headline – Trinity Summer Series – Dublin, IE
Fri Jul 7 – Festival – Bilbao BBK – Bilbao, ES
Sat Jul 8 – Festival – North Sea Jazz – Rotterdam, NE
Sun Jul 9 – Festival – Cactus Festival – Bruges, BE
Thu Jul 13 – Festival – Super Bock Super Rock – Meco, PT
Sat Jul 15 – Festival – Gurtenfestival – Bern, CH
Fri Jul 21 – Festival – Blue Dot – Jodrell Bank, UK
Sun Jul 23 – Festival – Secret Garden Party – Abbots Ripton, UK
Sat Jul 29 – Festival – Watt En Schlick – Dangest, DE
Sun Aug 6 – Festival – Spice Music Event Port of Burgas – Burgas, BG
Wed Aug 9 – Festival – Øyafestivalen – Tøyenparken, NO
Sat Aug 12 – Festival – We Out Here – Wimborne, UK
Sat Aug 26 – Festival – Connect – Edinburgh, UK
Sun Aug 27 – Festival – Lost Village – Lincoln, UK
Wed Sept 27 – Headline – Terminal 5 – New York, USA
Fri Sept 29 – Headline – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, USA
Sun Oct 1 – Festival – Portola – San Francisco, USA
Sat February 17th – Headline – Alexandra Palace – London, UK
Pre-order Hit Parade by Róisín Murphy HERE
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