Known for his songs “Talk is Cheap” and “1998”, Australian native Nick Murphy, also known as Chet Faker, set the internet in a frenzy back in 2011 with his electronic, slightly more lazy version of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity”. His unique take on music quickly caught people’s attention and within a year he released his debut EP Thinking in Textures in 2012 followed by a collaborative album with Flume on Lockjaw in 2013 and his latest album Built on Glass.
With slow synths and mellowed out electronic instruments, Murphy incorporates a variety of music genres such as jazz, pop, blues and electronic. Along with a chilled out sound, Murphy’s lyrics are also carefully crafted with rather dark and depressing lyrics that don’t exactly make you sad, but make you notice the mediocrity in everything that’s life and how boredom can drive you to a dangerous type of madness.
Murphy has collaborated with a handful of artists including Banks and Kilo Kish. Listen to his music on Spotify or Soundcloud. You can catch him at Day for Night performing on Saturday in Houston. Tickets can be bought here.