RECORD OF THE
NICK MURPHY AKA CHET FAKER
Built on Glass
A voice that cuts the surface of Lake Michigan like a samurai sword, “Built on Glass” with its electro backbone is a modern take on soul and funk. I find myself loving this record around that 4PM window when I am wrapping up my work and am trying to transition from day to night. Highlights of this record certainly track‘ Gold’ and ‘Blush’ with Gold having by far of the most creative and straightforward music videos of the modern era. Have a listen to this record in different environments, and you will start to gravitate towards different tracks and hear different sonic elements that excite and delight.
Gold – Music Video
Never is my wildest dreams did I think I would ever be stating that a music video with roller skating was something that would excite and delight. But that is how ‘Gold’ makes me feel with its well-choreographed roller skaters, is 70’s inspired attire. The minimalism nighttime treatment for this video aligns perfectly with the soul of the song, making you think that just listening might not be enough.
MORE FROM NICK
The one thing I really loved when listening to Nick’s breadth of music was the willingness to take changes sonically and go in different directions al while maintaining a vibe and sound all his own. Check out more singles and original music from Nick/Chet below.