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HAPPY 49TH, RÓISÍN MURPHY!

The queen of Mojito Disco, a purveyor of adventurous, omnivorous pop Róisín Murphy, turned 49 today.
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Róisín Murphy by Louis Rodiger, 2018.

The queen of Mojito Disco, Róisin Murphy, turned 49 today. I admire this lady oh-so much.

Before Lady Gaga hit the world with her eccentric style and persona, there was Róisin Marie Murphy, who essentially paved the road for Gaga. Not only her voice is so remarkable, Murphy is pure fabulous weirdness and always entertaining to watch. All kinds of unusual props and bizarre clothes are scattered around the stage before the band even goes on.

AllMusic described Murphy as “a purveyor of adventurous, omnivorous pop that blended influences as far-flung as disco and hot jazz.” Drowned in Sound wrote that “she’s merged pop, house, and disco with an avant-garde sensibility and a stunning, shape-shifting visual output that never ceases to provoke.” Think a hysterical combo of Roxy Music, Grace Jones, and the wham-glam New Romantics movement, you’ll get Róisin Murphy.

I was introduced to Murphy via “Sing It Back”, when she was still a member of Moloko. Took me a while to like it. Till one day “Sing It Back” hit me hard, I then began my Róisín Murphy deep exploration—and right away became a fan.

The video below, her latest release, one of my most favourite songs, from her 2020’s album, Róisín Machine.

Happy birthday and stay gorgeously quirky, Róisin Murphy!

• Read also RÖYKSOPP: RUNNING TO THE SEA.

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Featured image via Ancienne Belgique.

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Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.

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