Like all good artists, Chet Faker has found inspiration from agony.
Faker, like millions of others, was stranded in the Big Apple thanks to the freezing fallout of Winter Storm Jonas. So he’s shared a song about it all.
The Australian electro-soul artist has released “In-Between,” a piece of music inspired by the near-record snow-dump which brought many cities along the East Coast to a standstill and messed-up everyone’s weekend plans…including folks who had tickets to see Bruce Springsteen’s Sunday night show at Madison Square Garden.
“Bit a snow and ya boy cant get no pizza”, Faker tweeted before he uploaded the new song to SoundCloud.
bit a snow and ya boy cant get no pizza
— ?????? ???? (@Chet_Faker) January 23, 2016
The dreamy, jazz-flecked track features samples of a speech delivered by New York City mayor Bill de Blasio during last year’s blizzard. “This is not going to be like other snowstorms,” de Blasio says. “It is going to be – by all indications – worse. And people have to be ready.”
Faker (real name real name Nicholas Murphy), who moved from his native Melbourne to Brooklyn in 2014, dropped “In Between” on the eve of the first anniversary of one his finest achievements. The performer took out Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2014 which was counted down on Australia Day, Jan. 26.
In 2014, Chet Faker won ARIA Awards for best male artist and best independent release for his self-produced debut album Built On Glass, which debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA chart. Listen to “In Between” below.