Over the past few years of her illustrious and unpredictable career, Roísín Murphy has steered every creative element, and the key to this is her music videos. Across the albums “Hairless Toys” and “Take Her Up To Monto” and most recently the video for “All My Dreams”, Murphy has delivered wonderfully off-beat and enthralling snapshots of her artistic world. Today she shares the video for “Plaything”.
Filmed across a two day residency at London’s The Store X last month, Murphy has created four visual chapters to accompany her series of 12” singles created in collaboration with Maurice Fulton and released through The Vinyl Factory this summer. “Plaything” is the second in the series of exceptionally personal videos, In Murphy’s own words; “All My Dreams, the first was about my first rave experience at Shelley’s in Nottingham and it represents a naive youthful burgeoning club culture. This the second, goes darker, we have moved on a few years and by then I had seen people be swallowed up in the euphoria… “
All eight original songs (four yet to be unveiled) showcase an incredible meeting of minds between Roisin and Maurice Fulton, with lyrics that are intense, exploratory, probing into dark parts of Murphy’s own and the listener’s psyche – all the while working on the immediate, endorphin-stimulating dance-floor level too – and her voice is finer, richer, more expressive than ever. The tracks are full of the unadulterated, but deeply warped funk which Maurice has honed over his decades of dance-floor experience. This is as vivid and urgent as Roísín has ever sounded, and it bodes more than well for whatever comes next in her absurdly exciting ongoing voyage of discovery.
Check out the video for “Plaything” – BELOW:
Catch these songs live across Europe throughout the summer, including a London show which sees Murphy closing the Somerset House Summer Series on July 15th.
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
|15-Jul-18||London, UK||Somerset House|
|28-Jul-18||Talin, Estonia||SUME Festival|
|04-Aug-18||Ireland, Waterford||All Together Now (3-5)|
|14-Aug-18||Croatia, Sibenik||St. Michael’s Fortress_Croatia|
|15-Aug-18||Belgrade, Serbia||Beer Festival|
|31-Aug-18||Vlieland ISLAND, HOLLAND||The Great Wide Open|