Spotify playlist: A look at the work of Roisin Murphy
At the end of the month, the stylish singer Róisín Murphy, returns with her first new solo material in quite a while. The Mi Senti EP is a six-track collection of classic Italian pop songs of the 60s and 70s, and one original. With Murphy, you come to expect the unexpected. Here are ten highlights from an illustrious career.
The title track from her second solo album released in 2007, which had a disco/electro vibe.
Fun For Me
Murphy famously chatted up Mark Brydon with the line "do you like my tight sweater?" which later became the title of Moloko's debut album.
The Time Is Now
This song was accepted by football fans everywhere when it became the theme tune to Sky Sports' Sunday Premier League coverage.
Handsome Boy Modeling School
One of the first collaborations of many, this appearance alongside J-Live on Dan the Automator and Prince Paul's themed rap album So... How's Your Girl? was a stroke of genius.
Sing It Back
This became Murphy's biggest hit in 1999 when it was remixed by DJ Boris Dlugosch who gave the album version a disco sheen.
Murphy returned the favour of chart success to Dlugosch, featuring on the German's 2001 single.
Pure Pleasure Seeker
From the band's second album Things To Make And Do released in 2000, which featured more of a live band feel. Listen to those horns.
Let Me Know
Another Overpowered cut, the video for this track featured Murphy wearing a serious hat while dancing in a diner.
A one-off single from 2010, features lyrics which serve as a forewarning to her just-born child Clodagh that her ma knows all the tricks.
So Into You
A jazzy electronic number from Murphy's experimental 2005 debut album Ruby Blue.
First published in INSIDER Magazine, exclusive to Thursday's Irish Independent