– featured image courtesy of daniel topete –
grand rapids trio major murphy allowed a glimpse of their then-untitled debut album a couple of months ago with “mary,” a plaintive nostalgic trip through the radio dial of yesteryear. as 2018 has settled in, the band has begun to further detail said debut album; no. 1 will arrive march 30th via winspear, and its title track has arrived today.
“no. 1” again finds major murphy examining the sheen of 1970s soft rock through their own contemporary lens, the effortless harmonies of jacob bullard and jacki warren swaddling the track. peer underneath that warm veneer, however, and one will find lyrics dotted with existential crisis, moments of harmonic dissonance, and a fuzzed-out bass line that all work collectively to create an impeccable, dichotomous entity.
listen to “no. 1” below.