RÓISÍN MURPHY ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘HIT PARADE’ OUT 8TH SEPTEMBER ON NINJA TUNE & SHARES NEW SINGLE “THE UNIVERSE”
The inimitable and boundary pushing Róisín Murphy today announces her highly anticipated forthcoming album, ‘Hit Parade’, produced by electronic music virtuoso DJ Koze. The 13-track compendium of genre-melding gems is set for release on the 8th September on esteemed record label Ninja Tune and this announcement arrives accompanied by a new single, “The Universe”.
New single “The Universe” possesses an almost oceanic sway, able to comfortably exist in the blossoming, multi-sided world of ‘Hit Parade’, which we were initially introduced to with album first-look “CooCool”. A sun-dappled sonic exploration, “The Universe” is enamoured with gentle guitar melodies and sauntering electric piano, Murphy’s unmistakable voice waltzing through the track with an air of playful psychedelia, ducking and weaving with the beat across its temperate arrangement. LISTEN HERE
With ‘Hit Parade’, Murphy continues her ever evolving, shape-shifting 30 year career, looking towards the future by joining forces with DJ Koze to conjure blissful music that teems with life and imagination. A hyper-modern record which is a world away from 2020’s critical and commercial success of “Róisín Machine”, it further cements Murphy as a total one of a kind at a creative peak, a constantly inquisitive and restless spirit who is unmatched.
The warm thump of hip-hop, playful psychedelia, and elegant soulful grooves are all part of Murphy and Koze’s vision here, resulting in a record that’s endlessly replayable even as its melodies become glued to your brain. The 13 indelible tracks that contribute to the album’s effortless sparkle were six years in the making, put together almost entirely remotely. Fans of both artists will know that this inspired collaboration was borne out of Murphy's contributions to Koze's 2018 “Knock Knock” -specifically, "Illumination" and "Scratch That"- and as Murphy worked with Koze on ‘Hit Parade’ she found their shared creative process revelatory in its own ways, all of which will become apparent.
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