New Music Friday: Róisín Murphy – Hit Parade

Artwork for Róisín Murphy's 2023 album Hit Parade

Check out the new Róisín Murphy record on Live4ever.

Róisín Murphy‘s Hit Parade LP represents a landmark moment for the fruitful collaborations which have been undertaken for some time with DJ Koze, Murphy referring to the ‘imaginary airspace’ between Hamburg and London which acted as their studio and granted the pair room to work on their individual ideas.

“For me that brought out a more intimate approach to the songwriting, I told this album my secrets,” she explained.

For Koze it meant total freedom and absolute focus without the distraction of my presence. He 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.”

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