The stylish English/Irish singer Róisín Murphy, has returned with her first new solo material in quite a while. The Mi Senti EP is a six-track collection of classic Italian pop songs of the ’60s and ’70s, featuring five covers and one original. With Murphy, you come to expect the unexpected. Here are ten highlights from an illustrious career.
1. Róisín Murphy – ‘Overpowered’
The title track from her second solo album released in 2007, which had an disco/electro vibe throughout.
2. Moloko – ‘Fun For Me’
Murphy famously chatted up Mark Brydon with the line “do you like my tight sweater?” which later became the title of Moloko’s debut album.
3. Moloko – ‘The Time Is Now’
This song was accepted by football fans everywhere when it became the theme tune to Sky Sports’ Sunday Premier League coverage.
4. Handsome Boy Modeling School – ‘The Truth’
One of the first collaborations of many, this appearance alongside J-Live on Dan the Automator and Prince Paul’s themed rap album So… How’s Your Girl? was a stroke of genius.
5. Moloko – ‘Sing It Back’
This became Murphy’s biggest hit in 1999 when it was remixed by DJ Boris Dlugosch who gave the album version a disco sheen.
6. Boris Dlugosch – ‘Never Enough’
Murphy returned the huge favour of massive chart success to Dlugosch by featuring on the German’s 2001 single.
7. Moloko – ‘Pure Pleasure Seeker’
From the band’s second album Things To Make & Do released in 2000, which featured more of a live band feel. Listen to those horns.
8. Róisín Murphy – ‘Let Me Know’
Another Overpowered cut, the video for this track featured Murphy wearing a serious hat while dancing in diner.
9. Róisín Murphy – ‘Momma’s Place’
A once-off single from 2010, features lyrics which serve as a forewarning to her just-born child Clodagh that her ma knows all the tricks.
10. Róisín Murphy – ‘Sow Into You’
A jazzy electronic number from Murphy’s experimental 2005 debut album Ruby Blue, featuring production by Matthew Herbert, this is probably the release’s most accessible track.
As published originally in the Irish Independent’s Insider Mag.