Nick Murphy Debuts New Music For The Finale of “30 Days In LA” [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Nick Murphy @ The Palace Theater 11/30/16 For Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days In LA

Nick Murphy @ Theatre At Ace Hotel 11/30/16. Photo by Marina Rose (@MarinaRose7) for www.BlurredCulture.com. This photo was obtained under the express authorization and license by Red Bull Media House North America, Inc.

Nick Murphy @ Theatre At Ace Hotel 11/30/16. Photo by Marina Rose (@MarinaRose7) for www.BlurredCulture.com. This photo was obtained under the express authorization and license by Red Bull Media House North America, Inc.

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No words, no video, no photo can describe the greatness of the final installment of Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” at the Theatre at Ace Hotel …. but I’ll give it a try.

Nick Murphy, formerly professionally known as “Chet Faker”, came back to LaLaLand to close Red Bull’s Sound Select’s ambitious concert series. Wearing a long coat, with a messy beard covering virtually all of the singer’s face, he captivated the audience with his mysterious aura as he delved deeply into his musical genius, only occasionally acknowledging the crowd’s presence.

Nick Murphy @ Theatre At Ace Hotel 11/30/16. Setlist.He was able to play with the strings of our souls like Vivaldi did on a violin as he resided mostly in the blackness of the theatre’s stage. “Intro”, “Fear Less”, “Gold”, the start of his set was synced into one perfect musical wave before you realized time is running fast and you were already 3 songs closer to the end.

After inviting his long time music partner Marcus Marr to the stage, Murphy and his band play some more electro-psychedelic tunes they wrote together for their joint project. The “duo” occasionally DJ in the cities that Murphy plays on tour, and LA was no exception. Some lucky fans were able to dirty dance to their seductive electro set at “Sound” club the next night.

Many have been wondering why the sudden name change for the already established artist. According to Murphy, it’s an evolution that deserves a new identity. “Here’s a new song I’ve been working on,” the singer softly spoke before he unveiled one of his yet to be released material. The song was “Driving Too Fast”, and at that moment the two thousand people in that room had concurrent epiphany: “Chet Faker” may no longer exist, but its essence is still there; different in that it was more mature, more complex, but still embodying the same essence of the electro soul that captivated several years ago. “None of you heard that song, so pretend you have”, chuckled Murphy while taking his place by the piano.

Murphy closed his set with the new, recently released “Stop Me (Stop You)”. The tune has two versions; the extended version “(Stop You)” is a different, inseparable song. Eight-minute goodness is split into two halves with different vibes. For the first part singer-songwriter/producer crashes the microphone stands, synchronizes his body to the beat of the drums and then … the song shifts unpredictably as the Aussie maestro jumps to the piano and flawlessly engages into a ballad but now addresses the lyrics to someone … perhaps all of us.

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