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Martha Skye Murphy Need

Martha Skye Murphy signs with AD 93 and presents new single, "Need"

17 April 2024, 10:30 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

London artist Martha Skye Murphy has shared the brand new single, "Need", as her first release with new label home AD 93.

Drawing inspiration from themes of longing, loss and the inconsistency of memory, it is fundamentally a love song.

Accompanying the single is avideo directed by Billy Howard Price, which introduces viewers to a cast of incongruous characters, all played by Murphy. From debonair spies to feral figures that gesture towards Isabelle Adjani’s performance in the psychological horror film Possession, the roles in the video mark an exorcism of what Murphy calls “the most feral parts of my being.” For another of the video's characters Murphy’s brief was that they appear simply as 'a mole'. “A mole can be several things. A mole can be a liar or a trick, or a mole can simply be an animal that can’t see.”

This track marks Murphy's first release since last year's standalone single, "Dogs", and the 2022 EP, Distance On Ground.

Previous to this new single, Murphy has also written an electronic opera, Postcards Home, which premiered at The Southbank Centre in London, toured the UK with a one-woman show as part of the theatre company I Swear I Saw This (which she co-founded).

"Need" is out now via AD 93.

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