|The quiet achiever of Australian music, Chinchilla boy Pete Murray has released his anticipated new EP, The Night, and announced he will be joining the Bluesfest 2021 lineup alongside Tash Sultana, The Teskey Brothers, Ocean Alley and more.
After impressing with Found My Place, his driving song about offering wisdom to your kids, and backing it up with the tenderness and beauty of the introspective If We Never Dance Again, Pete is ready to share his masterful six track EP. “It’s always exciting releasing new music, especially when you are super happy with the way the record sounds. I have really enjoyed the writing and the recording process of this record,” Pete says.
Taking sonic inspiration from artists such as JJ Cale and Frank Ocean, The Night is uplifting, affecting and loved up, showcasing this exceptionally gifted and seasoned songsmith at his very best. The Night sees Pete trialing new techniques seven albums deep in his career, revelling in co-writing abroad.
Pete explains,“I had only done co-writing once before, so this was still a new experience for me and one that I was quite nervous about. I went to LA, Nashville and England andI knew I would be writing with experienced writers, so I didn’t want to let anyone down. It all turned out to be an amazing experience and I was really happy with the songs that were written over there.”
Recorded in Pete’s own Kicks Iron Studio in Byron Bay with his good mate Garrett Kato (Kyle Lionhart, Ziggy Alberts, Pierce Brothers), The Night exudes contentment and warmth and is a hugely personal offering from the notoriously private family man. Inspired by his family and home life, Pete explains,“When I’m in writing mode, I tend to write about real life situations that people can relate to and also take motivation from.”
Additional to his newly announced Bluesfest performance, Pete will be playing the new tracks, as well as crowd favourites at the upcoming By The C Festival dates, Sunset Piazza and Crowd Surf through March. For more dates and details on where you can see him live, visit: https://petemurray.com/#shows
The Night EP is out now via Sony Music Entertainment Australia
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