Chet Faker Is Now Going By Given Name Nick Murphy; Listen To New Song "Fear Less"
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:15:56
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Chet Faker announced via Facebook last week that he will now be going by his given name Nick Murphy. The electronic artist has gone by the stage name Chet Faker for about half a decade, but believes "theres an evolution happening". Read his statement below:
"its been half a decade since I started releasing music as Chet Faker and all of you have been the driving force behind the music since. theres an evolution happening and I wanted to let you know where its going. the next record will be under my own name, Nick Murphy. Chet Faker will always be a part of the music. This is next."
Murphy has also premiered the first new track under his own name, "Fear Less". His last and debut studio album Built on Glass was released in 2014 and reached number one in Australia. He last released the Work EP with Marcus Marr in December of 2015. There has been no mention on when we can expect a follow up record.
Murphy is set to play two more concerts this year. The first will take place October 27th at Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris, France, during Pitchfork Music Festival Paris. After that he will appear on November 9th at O2 Academy Brixton in London, United Kingdom.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff