Róisín Murphy returns with new single ‘CooCool’.
A dance music warrior, her 2020 album ‘Róisín Machine’ was a lockdown favourite around these parts. Spawning the remix album ‘Crooked Machine’ and some stellar DJ sets, this period seemed to find Róisín living her best life.
Clash met Róisín Murphy at home during this period – revisit that unforgettable conversation in our archive.
Freshly signed to electronic powerhouse Ninja Tune – home to Bonobo, Young Fathers, and much, much more – Róisín Murphy has just this very minute shared a brand new single.
Out now, ‘CooCool’ is produced by DJ Koze, a hugely experienced figure whose playful nature intertwines with the vocalist’s own. As such, ‘CooCool’ is sheer enjoyment from start to finish, with its giddy atmosphere channelling what Róisín labels “a stupidly romantic little love poem…”
Ostensibly a fragile little flower yet it has great hidden strength at the roots. 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.
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Nik Pate