After almost a decade out of the studio, Pete Murray, has today released his new single, Take Me Down , announced his sixth studio album, Camacho – available June 2, and given us the heads up that he’ll hit Townsville later this year.
With over one million album sales to his name, the quiet achiever of Aussie music will showcase new tracks and old favourites on an epic 33-date national tour that will arrive at the Ville Resort Casino on Thursday, September 7.
Beat-driven and anthemic, Take Me Down is a new direction for Pete, yet still manages to feel like a catch up with an old friend – his smooth, familiar voice both warm and inviting. Pete said that while the album may have a different sound to past tracks, the emotions are still there.
“[The single] is about a beautiful relationship with an unknown future; It’s about not knowing how much time is left and being in the moment. It’s emotive, moody, sexual and vulnerable,” said Pete.
“My main goal was to work with loops and beats and to have a cool, phat drum sound. There was only one guy that I was interested in mixing this album and that was Eric J Dubowsky (Flume, Chet Faker, The Rubens, Kylie Minogue). He was starting to do a lot of phat, warm sounds and I really wanted this flavour of mixing on my album.
“The thing I wanted to do different with this album was to take my time and get it right. So many times in the past I have jumped into a studio for four-to-six weeks and recorded an album. Once the recording time is over, so is the album. With Camacho there was no rush, it was going to be finished when it was finished.”
Other collaborations for the album include hip hop producer Trials (AB Original) Aussie producer Tony Buchen (Montaigne, The Preatures, Bob Evans), Sydney-based producer, One Above aka Andrew Burford (Hilltop Hoods, Drapht, Allday), and ARIA winning producer, Jon Hume (Matt Corby, Lisa Mitchell).
“I’ll be taking the full band on the road and heading to a stack of places I haven’t been to in a while. I’m also really excited about playing the new music for the first time and cannot wait to get out there and see the crowd’s reaction.”
Camacho is set for release on June 2 and is available to pre-order from www.petemurray.com – all album iTunes pre-orders will instantly receive the Take Me Down single.
Sing along with Pete Murray when he brings the Camacho Tour to the Ville Resort Casino on Thursday, September 7. Get tickets here.