Róisn Murphy has announced the release of her highly anticipated new album, ‘Hit Parade,’ which she co-produced with DJ Koze. The 13-track collection of genre-bending tracks is planned for release on Ninja Tune on September 8th, with the new single ‘The Universe’ available to stream now.
The multifaceted recording artist Róisín Murphy has been on top of her game for the last three decades, boasting a discography that simply screams legendary status as an Irish artist. From her work with Moloko to her seminal debut LP ‘Ruby Blue’, Murphy has been pushing boundaries for a long time.
Róisín Murphy now returns with her 5th studio album ‘Hit Parade’ which comes out via Ninja Tune. The new album is yet another chapter in the shape-shifting 30-year career, looking towards the future by joining forces with DJ Koze to conjure blissful music that teems with life and imagination.
“This record is a collaboration with DJ Koze. We worked remotely, in different countries sending tracks/ideas back and forth for several years. I always have to approach a new collaboration with openness and a willingness to learn and never more so than with this. The studio in this case was imaginary, in the airspace between Hamburg and London. That meant we were both in a personal, private place when working on the songs. For me that brought out a more intimate approach to the songwriting, I told this album my secrets. For Koze it meant total freedom and absolute focus without the distraction of my presence. He took a deep dive into himself and I believe that’s why the music is so vibrant and alive. It is just exploding with colour!” – Róisín Murphy.
The record is a hyper-modern record which is a world away from 2020’s critical and commercial success of “Róisín Machine”, it further cements Murphy as a total one-of-a-kind at a creative pinnacle, a perpetually curious and restless soul who is unrivaled.
“It’s a joyful record, I’ve never been happier, that is partly down to personal reasons but also in my work I’ve been very fulfilled. For me the record is about love and sensuality but also it’s about music itself and how it’s always been there for me. There are tinges of darkness, of the abyss, as well as all the joy. There’s contemplation of mortality which is meant to serve as a reminder to me (and perhaps you the listener) to really live while we can.” – Róisín Murphy