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Posted February 22, 2021 by Jeff in Tunes
 
 

Revived Chet Faker Delivers Spunky New Single “Get High”

Chet Faker
Chet Faker

Indie act Chet Faker just released “Get High,” a spunky new single via Detail Records / BMG. The track arrives alongside a self-made music video that’s filled with a “vibrant array of mind-melting animated visuals, aptly channeling the song’s funky swagger and escapist lyricism.”

“Get High” marks the second Chet Faker single since Nick Murphy revived the acclaimed project in late 2020. 

“Sometimes you just need a break,” says Murphy in a press release about “Get High.” “I find myself wanting to escape just for a little while and the song sort of showed up on its own.”

Last month, the five-time ARIA award-winning singer, producer and songwriter took to the stage for the first time in over four years, delivering a live performance of “Low” on NBC’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The appearance served as a full circle moment, as Chet Faker’s American television debut first came on the show in 2015.

“Low” was officially released in October 2020 via Murphy’s own Detail Records in partnership with BMG. Adding to a back catalogue that emits a “fluid grit-fueled artistry and emotionally intuitive vision” that counts over a billion streams, “Low” marked the first Chet Faker release since 2015 and a timely track that examines melancholy through a lens of optimism. 

The song racked up over nine million streams globally since its debut and has seen over a hundred placements on some of the most influential playlists across Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon.

Murphy’s Chet Faker project first appeared in 2012 with the Thinking in Textures EP, winning him Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Best Independent Single/EP at the AIR Awards. The next year, his cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” gained momentous adoration from a 2013 Super Bowl commercial. Before long, the 2014 debut Chet Faker studio album Built on Glass debuted at No. 1 on the Australian ARIA Charts, and appeared three times in the top ten of Triple J’s Hottest 100The self-produced, solo-written album would go on to receive platinum certification, and earn Murphy five ARIA-Awards.

Murphy released the 2017 EP Missing Link, 2019’s studio album of strikingly mutated electronic and pop grooves, Run Fast Sleep Naked and 2020’s instrumental record Music For Silence under his own name.

He promises new music is on the horizon.


Jeff

 
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