A cool new sound for Murray

Pierra WillixBusselton Dunsborough Times
Pete Murray will be performing in Dunsborough next week.
Camera IconPete Murray will be performing in Dunsborough next week.

Fifteen years on from his independently released debut album The Game, which led to a recording contact with Sony BMG, singer-songwriter Pete Murray has released his sixth album, Camacho.

Following the album’s release on June 2, Murray embarked on a massive 33 date tour, travelling across the country.

Camacho, Murray’s first album in nearly six years, is largely beat-driven and reveals a new direction for his music.

Murray said he wanted to find a fresh sound and was determined to work with loops and beats.

“I was getting into different music and listening to a lot of electronic music and hip hop,” he said.

“I decided I wanted to try and do something new and different and that involved changing my sound.”

Murray, who collaborated with a number of producers on the album, said he worked on it over an extended period of time so he could get it just right.

“So many times in the past I have jumped into a studio for four to six weeks and recorded an album,” he said.

“Once the recording time is over so is the album, but with Camacho there was no rush, it was going to be finished when it was finished.”

The idea for the album’s name came when Murray was searching for the name for a bar he was opening up with friends in Byron Bay.

“I was looking for the name for the bar and was reading some old Spanish magazine when I saw a photo of a place called Cafe Camacho and thought it was a cool name,” he said.

“I was told that it roughly meant cool or to have a cool attitude and I ended up keeping the name for the album.

“I wanted the album to take on that whole vibe.”

Pete Murray will perform at the Dunsborough Tavern from 8pm on Sunday, September 3.

Tickets are $46 from moshtix.com.au.

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