Nick Murphy (aka Chet Faker) knows you're tired of waiting, and so is he.
That's part of the inspiration for his new song "Whatever Tomorrow," which arrived Friday alongside a self-directed video. It's the latest preview of Murphy's long-awaited album Hotel Surrender, which is coming July 16, he has now confirmed. It will be released on his own Detail Records in partnership with BMG.
“It’s a rebellion to this idea that you have to wait for the things you need,” says Murphy of the new song. “It felt like we were being sold tomorrow and we were paying for today. I was saying, ‘Fuck your tomorrow, we deserve our lives now.’”
New music from Murphy has been a slow journey, who announced in 2016 he was ditching the Chet Faker moniker but revived it last fall with the release of his song "Low." According to Murphy, the new album's 10 tracks were crafted entirely alone in his New York studio.
“There were a lot of heavy perspective shifters for me,” recalls Murphy of the origins of the new record. “I really just thought of the music in a different light. I look at it as a mass therapy now. I think I used to see it as this plight, like I was on a crusade or this creative odyssey. Now I see that it’s more Shamanistic."
He continues: "You’ve got to find some light—or sometimes dark, whatever’s right—and share it. I realized that was the heart of the Chet Faker project. And I felt like the world was hurting, so I thought, ‘I can do a small something to give people some joy.'"
Watch the video for "Whatever Tomorrow" below.