Nick Murphy completes the transition from Chet Faker with ‘Missing Link’ EP
For most, having a project that includes collaborations with Flume before his rise to superstardom and considerable success on its own would provide more than enough reason to continue working on it well into the future. Nick Murphy, however, felt that his Chet Faker pseudonym had run its course and has since dedicated himself to a new project under his given name.
His new EP, Missing Link, finalizes the evolution from Chet to Nick via five tracks of diverse style and sound. Standouts from the EP include “Your Time,” an ominous, downtempo production courtesy of Kaytranada, and the rock-inflected “Forget About Me.” While Murphy’s voice and lyrics are as distinctive as ever, the separation from Faker is clearly evident, with the producer leaning into a more experimental space that piques the ear while maintaining an air of accessibility.
Murphy has also announced an ambitious live show in support of Missing Link, with stops that take him across North America and Europe from May into December. The quality of the productions — to say nothing of the considerable live support Murphy is putting behind them — all but ensures that Nick Murphy will be as successful, if not more so, than Chet Faker.