Last month, Nick Murphy offered fans a new a cappella version of his “I’m Ready” single from the Missing Link EP. The soulful musician formerly known as Chet Faker has returned today with more fresh material, this time a completely new song called “Medication”.
“I keep seeing this extreme flawed logic backed by nothing but ego-fueled confidence,” Murphy told Noisey of the track. “I wanted to see what it was like to write a song from that side of the fence.” Below, take a listen to “Medication”, which sees Murphy’s sumptuous vocals coupled with streaking, chunky synths.
“I’ve been working in studios, which is new for me; I’ve always worked from home. I’ve been working on [my new album] with Dave Harrington [of Darkside] and engineer Phil Weinberg. Working with other people is really different; it’s really challenging in a lot of ways. I’ve always just had an intuition in my head and just done it. But all of a sudden, there’s people in the room and they’re like, ‘What do you want?’ And I have to articulate what I want, which I found really hard to begin with. I even switched software out: I’ve been on Ableton, but I switched over to Pro Tools. There’s actually some really different approaches going on; I’m hoping that makes the music better.”