Debut EP ‘The Fjord’ out March 23rd.
Growing up in Mayo, Ireland, Con Murphy has spent many years developing his sound as an Indie-folk
singer-songwriter, drawing inspiration from the likes
of The Waterboys, The Frames and Bell X1 .
Con was overwhelmed by
the response as his fanbase began to request his songs be released with more and more urgency.
Now Con is releasing his debut 4-track EP ‘The Fjord’ - a selection of folk songs that includes
his catchy pop debut ‘Don’t Freak Out,’ and delves deeper to explore the delicate sounds of folk ballads
with each song - from the melancholy folk ballad “Heavens Table” made up of ethereal piano,
atmospheric guitar and poignant lyrics exploring the question “if you could choose one person and one
person only to meet in the next life (if there is one), who would you choose?” flowing into uplifting and
romantic piano track “Patiently Wait”.
The final track and namesake of the EP ‘The Fjord’ was written on a trip to Iceland, Inspired by the stories from the
Icelandic eastern fjords about love and wonder Con wove them together with gentle melodies and
production that give you a sense of homely nostalgia as the lyrics paint a story of time passing in a
relationship and the wonderment of emigration.
The EP is a warm and heartfelt offering from a skilled storyteller with a guitar and proves Con Murphy is
a songwriter worth listening to.