After the success of his last single Chet’s Baker, New York singer Chris Murphy is back with his latest single “Mr. Mister”. It is a single about self-doubt, anxiety and reflection, all set against a bluesy backdrop of poignant 808s, stark blues guitar and rambunctious vocals embraced by jazz, in the perfect mix for this conversation.
“Mr. Mister is a vulnerable conversation with an all-knowing fictional character set to blues guitar and hip hop drums. I wrote this song one New York winter night on the train home from a long studio session. I was particularly in my feelings that night about self-identity and a slew of other issues, the words came out alarmingly quickly”, said the New York-based singer.
In addition to being a singer, Chris Murphy is a storyteller. His music tells stories of everyday life, insecurity, and contemporary romance, always with a jazz or blues feel, which is what makes him such a New Yorker.
It is a city that inspires him and it is in these moments of New York life that Chris draws some of his inspiration, to then retransmit it to his listeners so that they can immerse themselves in it as best they can.
In the past, Chris Murphy has collaborated with such big names as the production group 1Mind, responsible for such hits as “Unforgettable” by French Montana and Swae Lee, as well as artist Skrizzly Adams and producer JPONDATRACK.
You can listen to Chris Murphy’s “Mr.Mister” just below.