Speaking with triple j yesterday, Murphy revealed the song (below) is taken from a forthcoming album which is “basically done”. He’s working on the final 10 per cent of the album, “which is always the hardest,” he says.
He’s been working with Dave Harrington, one half of Darkside, on the record, and has also been playing drums. Originally, he was going to work with Rick Rubin, however, anyone who works with Rubin has to do so from his Shangri La studio in Malibu, and Murphy wanted to record the album in his own apartment in New York.
Murphy says the record already has a tracklist, but there’s no release date set just yet.
As for Stop Me, Stop You, it’s “an amalgamation of a bunch of different songs that were floating around”.
“I was trying to cut it down but I just couldn’t,” Murphy says about the track. “The second half of the song is sort of talking to the first half and the first half is setting up the second half.”
It’s only the second track he’s released under his real name Nick Murphy, following on from Fear Less.
Murphy will headline Laneway Festival early next year, and he’ll no doubt be showcasing some of his new music for the first time live.
For anybody worrying, Murphy has confirmed that he will be playing Chet Faker material at Laneway as well as the Nick Murphy stuff.
It’s been two years since the release of his debut Chet Faker album Built On Glass. The album spawned not one but three inclusions in the triple j Hottest 100 top 10, with Talk Is Cheap topping the whole countdown.
Since then, he’s toured the world playing huge festivals like Coachella and released an EP with British producer Marcus Marr Work.
Stream Stop Me, Stop You, below.
Listen: Chet Faker – ‘Stop Me, Stop You’