Chet Faker, Music, New Release, Get High, TotalNtertainment

Chet Faker shares new release ‘Get High’

“Deeply intimate music for those lonely hours when dawn meets dusk.”
– The Line of Best Fit

Nick Murphy revived his acclaimed Chet Faker project last October by releasing the soothing melancholia of ‘Low’, which he performed live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last month. Now the artist, a five-time ARIA Award winner with over a billion streams to his credit, shares his follow-up single ‘Get High’. Listen HERE.

Opening with a swinging piano intro, ‘Get High’ mixes funk-fuelled beats, irresistible soul grooves and Murphy’s hypnotic vocals to create a track that’s unmistakably Chet Faker: very much based in the modern day, but with the immediate allure of a forgotten favourite. His lyrics offer a relatable take on needing to break from your current mindset as he sings, “I wanna get high, I wanna take a break from myself.”

As we’ve come to expect from the Chet Faker project, ‘Get High’ was solely written, produced and performed by Murphy.

He says, “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’ is released alongside a kaleidoscopic-paint-pastiche video, which depicts Murphy at (and on top of) his piano while bright and vivid colours flash in time to the song’s upbeat rhythm.

The Melbourne-raised Murphy released ‘Low’ as the first Chet Faker release since 2015, in the process starting a new deal with BMG / Detail Records. A timely track that analyses melancholy through a lens of optimism, ‘Low’ has already exceeded9 million streams, having drawn attention from the likes of NME, The Line of Best Fit, Rolling Stone, Hypebeast, UPROXXand Consequence of Sound. It also featured in triple j’s Hottest 100 for 2020.

An accomplished pianist, vocalist and guitarist, 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.

The triumphant return of one of Australia’s most astute acts now continues to gain momentum.