From Moloko onwards, Róisín Murphy has always gravitated towards a deep groove. But here, with Baltimore maverick musician/producer/DJ Maurice Fulton, she’s gone and made some of the most hip-twitching, pleasure-centre-stimulating music of her life.
Today shares her self-directed the video for “All My Dreams”, watch BELOW. Having taken control of all aspects of her work in recent years, Murphy delivers yet another amazing vision with a series of films to go alongside her new music.
The “All My Dreams” video is the first in a series to be unveiled, filmed over a two day residency in London’s The X Store. The gallery was transformed and the cast transported into a rave inspired by the halcyon days of clubbing. In Murphy’s own words:
“All of Maurice’s music has an authentic club music backbone to it, I responded to that visually. I wanted it to resonate club/rave culture but in its most innocent form, this is really a piece about memory and melancholy for me. The process has been interesting, to start with I made films using found footage of raves and parties from 20 years ago or more and with that I created advertisements, asking people to come and join me for two days in a warehouse space in central London. I used my social media outlets to get the message across. The response was incredible, so many beautiful children came, I get really quite emotional when I think about it. This experience has been epic, I have been immersed in this project for four months now and it’s changed me. I think I just became a filmmaker!”
So what to expect from the music? Across all eight original songs to be released in pairs over the summer, her lyrics are intense, exploratory, probing into dark parts of her own and the listener’s psyche – all the while working on the immediate, endorphin-stimulating dancefloor level too – and her voice is finer, richer, more expressive than ever. This is as vivid and urgent as Murphy has ever sounded, and it bodes more than well for whatever comes next in her absurdly exciting on going voyage of discovery. “I’ve got more projects on the go,” she says; “I’ve got some new and exciting collaborators on board and I’m hoping an interesting patchwork of ideas and formats will emerge in due time.”
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
15th August Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium
4th August All Together Now, Waterford, Ireland
July SUME Festival, Talin, Estoniath28
15th July Somerset House Summer Series
29th June Lauren Laverne’s Great Northern Soundtrack 2018, Gateshead Sage
23rd June Tblisi Open Air Festival, Georgia
June Francofollies, Blagoevgrad, Bulgariand22
9th June Paraíso Festival, Campus De La UCM, Madrid, Spain