Hot on the heels of a live performance on NBC’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show, five-time ARIA award-winner and chart-topper Chet Faker shares new single,‘Get High’, released via BMG/Detail Records.
After reviving his acclaimed Chet Faker project in October 2020 with the soothing, melancholic “Low”, Murphy now shares a follow-up single and accompanying video in “Get High”. With a swinging piano intro, Murphy showcases his instrumental prowess before his iconic, raw vocals delve into big questions, opening with: “I wanna get high, I wanna take a break from myself…”. Set to a funk-addled backbeat, the escapist lyrics are deep-seated in the soul and groove textures that are unmistakably Chet Faker.
“Get High” also receives a kaleidoscopic-paint-pastiche video treatment, seeing Murphy at (and on top of) his piano while bright and vivid colours flash in time to the song’s upbeat rhythm.
Nick Murphy says about “Get High”: “Sometimes you just need a break. I find myself wanting to escape just for a little while and the song sort of showed up on its own.”
“Get High” reaffirms the Chet Faker sound and adds to a combined back catalogue that has garnered over a billion streams. Upon signing to BMG last year, Melbourne-raised Murphy shared “Low” as the first Chet Faker release since 2015. The timely track that analyses melancholy through a lens of optimism, was performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as the first live Chet Faker performance in almost five years, and placed at #70 on triple j’s Hottest 100 countdown for 2020.
To date, the single has already racked up over 9 millions streams globally, landed over a hundred placements across all digital partners, and drawn widespread attention from around the globe including the likes of Rolling Stone, Hypebeast, NME, Uproxx, Consequence of Sound and more.
Murphy’s Chet Faker project first appeared in 2012 with the Thinking in Textures EP, winning him Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Best Independent Single/EP at the AIR Awards. The next year, his Hype Machine topping cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” gained momentous adoration from a 2013 Super Bowl commercial.
Before long, the 2014 debut Chet Faker studio album Built on Glass debuted at number one on the Australian ARIA Charts, and appeared three times in the top ten of triple j’s Hottest 100, taking out the top spot for “Talk Is Cheap”. The self-produced, solo-written album would go on to receive platinum certification, and earn five ARIA-Awards recognising Best Male Artist, Best Independent Release, Best Cover Artist, Engineer of the Year and Producer of the Year.
In 2016, Nick Murphy revealed his follow-up output would sit under his own name, under which he has since released the 2017 EP Missing Link, 2019’s studio album of strikingly mutated electronic and pop grooves, Run Fast Sleep Naked and the sublime instrumental record Music For Silence in March 2020, an ambient collection first premiered on the meditation and sleep-devoted app, Calm.
An accomplished pianist, vocalist and guitar player, Nick Murphy has performed at sold-out festivals and theatre stages worldwide, under his own name and as Chet Faker, exuding a raw and glittering energy.
One of Australia’s most astute acts, Chet Faker’s triumphant return continues in 2021 with today’s second single “Get High” guaranteed to encourage a soothing smile on the inside.