After years of releasing music as synth-soul impresario, Chet Faker, Nick Murphy has returned to his electronic roots. Today, the Australian producer unveiled “Stop Me (Stop You), the first single from his as-of-now unnamed, forthcoming album. An accessible electro-pop anthem, the track signifies an evolution that began when Murphy dropped the pseudonym.
At eight minutes, “Stop Me (Stop You)” moves from fuzzy electronic production to a stripped down ballad, Murphy alone on the keys. This juxtaposition shows the singer’s transition towards a more pop-oriented sound, at the same time, completely unrestricted by genre, and with the same soulful elements that made Chet Faker such a success. For Murphy, “Stop Me (Stop You),” feels both familiar and fresh, a reminder and reintroduction.
Listen to the track, below.