Cathal Murphy’s ‘Emotional Disco’ Taps Into His Concert Exuberance

"It’s a sad song to groove out to..."

Cathal Murphy has shared his new single ‘Emotional Disco’.

The rising songwriter is already making waves, his indie-flecked pop approach infusing lithe energy with lyrical maturity. Melodically infectious, he’s already gained key nods as BBC Radio 1’s ‘Tip of the Week’ and BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Artist of the Week’.

A noted collaborator as well as a solo artist, Cathal has notched up some pivotal sessions alongside Ariel Posen, Charlie Stacey, BAFTA-winning composer Ellie Wyatt and three-time Juno Winner Chris Tarry.

Out now, new single ‘Emotional Disco’ is Cathal at his best. Blending light and shade in terrific fashion, the track hinges on that supple groove, one that more than lives up to its title.

Reminiscent of Tom Misch at his playful best – or even cult outfit Parcels – this is an alt-pop groover that taps into the effervescence of a Cathal Murphy live show.

As the songwriter himself puts it…

”It’s been two years in the making now and a favourite at live shows. It’s a sad song to groove out to/a happy song to cry to and I fell in love with that concept put in a classic disco setting. The crowd you hear in the track is actually a sample from a few headline shows so if you’ve seen me live in the last 2 years you’re probably in the track!”

Tune in now.

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