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VIDEO: Chet Faker Announces New Album, Shares "Whatever Tomorrow"

Chet Faker via YouTube

Australian singer-songwriter Nick Murphy, also known as Chet Faker, has announced a new album titled Hotel Surrender. The announcement came with the release of the new single “Whatever Tomorrow."

The self-produced 10-track offering is his first work under the Chet Faker moniker in six years. Murphy addressed the hiatus in a statement saying, “I really just thought of the music in a different light. I look at it as a mass therapy now. I think I used to see it as this plight, like I was on a crusade or this creative odyssey.”

He continued, “Now I see that it’s more Shamanistic. You’ve got to find some light — or sometimes dark, whatever’s right — and share it. I realized that was the heart of the Chet Faker project. And I felt like the world was hurting, so I thought, ‘I can do a small something to give people some joy.'”

On the new single "Whatever Tomorrow," he stated, “It’s a rebellion to this idea that you have to wait for the things you need. It felt like we were being sold tomorrow and we were paying for today. I was saying, ‘F*** your tomorrow, we deserve our lives now.’”

Hotel Surrender is set to be released on July 16th. Watch the new music video for "Whatever Tomorrow" below.

Otis is the late morning host on WFPK. Email Otis at ojunior@lpm.org