Róisín Murphy has signed to Ninja Tune for the first time with the release of a brand new single in collaboration with DJ Koze, ‘CoolCool’.
Produced by Germany’s DJ Koze, ‘CoolCool’ is a genre-bending and soulful cut marking the Irish artist’s first release on Ninja Tune, and celebrates her signing to the London-based imprint.
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“Ostensibly a fragile little flower yet it has great hidden strength at the roots,” she says on the new track. “There’s classic virtuosity and a lightness of touch, while DJ Koze’s hyper-modern production makes it bounce and glide.”
“It’s a stupidly romantic little love poem. ‘This thing is way beyond any kind of parody’. Everything in this song is true and playful. Can we fall in love and retain our sense of humour? ‘Embrace your inner child!’ Timeless, ageless, unavoidable love.”
On May 11, Murphy is set to perform a live headline show at The Royal Albert Hall which sold out just 24 hours after going on sale. Elsewhere this year, she’ll also be heading back to Ireland for a headline slot at Trinity Summer Series, and tops the bill at We Out Here Festival in August.
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Listen to ‘CoolCool’ below, and check out a list of forthcoming live shows from Róisín Murphy.
Thu 11 May – Headline – Royal Albert Hall – London, UK
Sun 14 May – Festival – Tecata Emblema – Mexico City, MX
Sat 20 May – Festival – Corona Capital – Guadalajara, MX
Sun 4 Jun – Festival – Mighty Hoopla – London, UK
Sat 10 Jun – Festival – Melt Festival – Berlin, DE
Sun 2 July – Headline – Trinity Summer Series – Dublin, IE
Fri 7 July – Festival – Bilbao BBK – Bilbao, ES
Sat 15 July – Festival – Gurtenfestival – Bern, CH
Fri 21 July – Festival – Blue Dot – Jodrell Bank, UK
Sun 23 July – Festival – Secret Garden Party – Abbots Ripton, UK
Sat 12 Aug – Festival – We Out Here – Wimborne, UK
Sat 26 Aug – Festival – Connect – Edinburgh, UK
Sun 27 Aug – Festival – Lost Village – Lincoln, UK
Gemma Ross is Mixmag’s Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter