We were hoping that Nick Murphy's transition away from the Chet Faker moniker would be accompanied by new music, and our prayers have been answered... Sort of. The Australian DJ/producer has released "Fear Less," which sounds markedly more electronic than much of his other discography.
Where Chet Faker songs showcased a distinctive soulfulness, "Fear Less" sounds a bit more like somebody slapped an acid house bass line onto a Radiohead track. That's not to say it's a lousy single by any means - but it's definitely different from what we would have expected Murphy to turn out so soon after the Altitude & Oxygen EP.
Be that as it may, we'd be the last to lambaste an artist for exploring uncharted musical territory - especially one who stays as true to their process as Nick Murphy. We look forward to seeing what else his new creative tangent yields in the months to follow.