Major Murphy – ‘Access’

Photo credit: New Archive

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based indie-rockers Major Murphy have shared the video for ‘Access’ – the opener of their new album of the same name (out 2 April via Winspear Records). MM’s bassist Jackie Warren is a touring member of Waxahatchee and Katie Crutchfield has the following to say: ‘It’s an album that’s remarkably cohesive – a striking relic in an age where ardent and true ‘album-making’ is a fading art form. In nine songs, it somehow takes a listener backwards & forwards at once, reckoning with intrinsic anxieties while conceptualising a fantastical and vibrant happening, soothing in its familiar, occasionally childlike tone.’

The delicate, breezy guitar-driven song has elements of Elliott Smith’s emotional depth but with hooks that are reminiscent of Neil Young or Wild Pink. Jacob Bullard lays his feelings bare as he talks about how ‘every single day there’s a world to be uncovered’ and his hope for things to come together amidst all the uncertainty that is out there: ‘Everything takes time and that’s the hardest part I find’. There’s also a touch of longing as he tells the subject ‘I like your energy’

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