Photos by Olivia Cummings
Nick Murphy, formerly Chet Faker, played an amazing set at Webster Hall this week. The show began with the song “Fearless,” the first single he released under his new name. The track’s slow build to a massive crescendo was utterly breathtaking, and marked the perfect beginning to a perfect set. The night mixed many different projects, including his collaboration with Marcus Marr, “Birthday Card.” He also played plenty of his original music, eliciting a sing-a-long each time, as the room filled with joyful and ecstatic energy all night long.
Nick Murphy seemed to move around the stage with ease, at one point reaching the highest point of the extravagantly set stage where bright spotlights gave him an angelic glow. The end of the set was his most recent song “Stop Me (Stop You),” which ends on a slow and peaceful solo, creating a feeling of peace as everyone piled out the doors. The night was magical, and I’m incredibly excited to hear the rest of Nick Murphy’s new project!