Following the positive response to singles ‘Camomile’ and ‘Take it’, Murphey has released his debut EP, ’The Velvet Hue Of You.’ The record explores a collection of personal yet relatable lyrical themes, set to a musical backdrop of soul-soaked harmony and melody. From the developing love found in ‘Camomile,’ to self-love in'Take it' and naivety within love in 'Mystic' Murphey closes with honest depth in experimental spoken word piece ‘Soul Mate’
Murphy fulfils his mission to create a sonic canvas within the tracks that he has solely written, performed and produced.
’The Velvet Hue Of You’ is available to stream now on all platforms.
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Soul singer-songwriter and producer, Murphey blends warm vocals over jazz keys, shimmering electric guitar and soft trumpet melodies. Sitting comfortably upon laid back beats, Murphey immerses his audience in the snug atmosphere his music creates. Drawing on influences from Sampha, Jordan Rakei, Daniel Caesar and J Dilla, to D’angelo, Chet Baker, John Coltrane and Bill Evans.
Having written and recorded every part of his upcoming debut EP, Murphey cements his distinct sound, setting the tone early on. Centred around the concept of loving someone, the EP explores the subject and delves into areas often ignored - comfort, self-destruction and naivety.
Murphey’s penchant for creating these warming, transportive atmospheres from track to track is evidently becoming a mark of his formidable, talented trade. With this, we are eager to see where his next journey will take us. - HIDDEN HERD.