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Róisín Murphy announces new album ‘Hit Parade’ and shares lead single

You can listen to Murphy's latest single 'The Universe' now

By Nick Reilly

Roisin Murphy (Picture: Nik Pate)

Róisín Murphy has announced details of ‘Hit Parade’, her latest album.

A week after playing the Royal Albert Hall, the singer has confirmed that her next record will arrive on September 8 – with German producer DJ Koze lending his talents to the record.

You can listen to ‘The Universe’, the first song to emerge from the record, now.

“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,” said Murphy.

“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!” 

She added: “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 reminder to me (and perhaps you the listener) to really live while we can.”