Nick Murphy started his career as the sensual, soulful Chet Faker, a play on jazz trumpeter Chet Baker. It was a project that stole the hearts of fans everywhere with intimate live performances, heartfelt lyrics, and future bass influences -- but it wasn't bringing Murphy total artistic fulfillment.
“Chet Faker was me trying to prove something to myself,” says Murphy in a press release. “But my tastes are pretty dynamic, and I realized I’ve spent time resisting that. Now I want to put everything in. It’s not conceptual anymore. It’s just me, and it made sense to show that in a name. It feels like a rediscovery.”