For our second #tweetytrack, we spoke to Northern Irish Singer/Songer Robb Murphy. We’ve known of Robb since the very infancy of our website – and we’ve always enjoyed his music,videos and work ethic. When we recently stumbled upon this ‘demo’ of his, we just had to get in touch and beg him to let us use it for this new feature of ours – thankfully he agreed and we think y’all are going to love it.
[highlighter color=”red”]Artist[/highlighter] : Robb Murphy
[highlighter color=”red”]Track[/highlighter] : The Mysteries of the Heart
[highlighter color=”red”]Recorded[/highlighter] : 2012
[highlighter color=”red”]About[/highlighter] : “I have a problem adding far too much technology to songs, over producing and adding layers upon layers to recordings, which can be great, but I am addicted to it. For my second album I want to create an organic sound, less processing, less synthesized instruments, and less multi-tracking. The only way I felt I could do this was to get away from the temptation in my studio. Last Summer I took an extended holiday in Italy, staying in a remote house near Lucca in Tuscany. No wifi, no distractions, back to basics. I brought with me a small recording set up; one travel guitar, one microphone, korg nano keyboard, laptop and sound card. This way I had no choice, I had to keep the songs simple. This was frustrating at times but I managed to get an album of demo songs together. In the past few months I have been working on these demos with my band and we are really excited about how they are developing. ‘The Mysteries Of The Heart’ is one of the songs that I am pleased with how it sounds as even just a demo. Not much involved, the £80 travel guitar gives it a quirky sound, some random piano and xylophone notes, and two pepper grinders used as shakers in the bridge. The album version of this song however has grown into a much more upbeat track so it is really good that I can share this version. The first draft of a song can sometimes capture that creative magic.”