Roisin Murphy prepares 'masterpiece' new album


Good news for the fiercely loyal cult fan-base of Roisin Murphy, the Irish singer/songwriter has announced that she hopes to release a “masterpiece” album this summer.


The Arklow-born artist told The Independent newspaper: “The aim is to write a masterpiece, but if I’ve learned anything it’s that writing a masterpiece is not easy. I’ve been out of my depth, but that’s probably no bad thing”

Murphy has not released a full-length album since 2007’s Overpowered, her one and only release for EMI Music. The former Moloko singer departed the label amidst frustrations on how it handled promotion of the project, which received wide-acclaim from fans and critics alike.

She has since focused on releasing a string of smaller, less conventional musical projects, and will continue this trend with an EP featuring “seductive cover versions of Italian pop songs from the 60’s and 70’s”, entitled Mi Senti, which will be released on May 28 as a 1000-copy limited edition gatefold vinyl by The Vinyl Factory, where you can pre-order the EP now.

Despite it being unclear whether the forthcoming album will be released by a major label in a more traditional package, Murphy confirmed that this project marks her “full-time return to music”.

To whet your appetite for Roisin’s impending masterpiece, listen to the Italian disco romp “In Sintesi” below.

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