The album is set to be 17 tracks now, and will feature the 10 already released tracks taken from his two previous EPs – 2019’s I Don’t Want to Play the Victim, But I’m Really Good at It and 2020’s Five Songs to Briefly Fill the Void – as well as seven completely new tracks.
To coincide with the announcement, Murphy’s released the first of the seven new tracks, ‘5150’, named after a law in California, titled the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, which pertains to the temporary and involuntary psychiatric commitment of those who present a danger to themselves or society due to mental illness.
“In this case it refers more to how I occasionally feel a need to escape, regardless of the repercussions,” Murphy said in a press statement.
Wherever I Go, I Want To Leave also features a slew of collaborators from across the world, including members of Gang Of Youths, Pixies, alt-J, The Killers, Crystal Fighters and more.
Wherever I Go, I Want To Leave is out Friday, 10th July.
Listen to ‘5150’ below.