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Love Fame Tragedy Shares New Album, ‘Life Is Killer’

Love Fame Tragedy, the solo venture of Matthew “Murph” Murphy, renowned guitarist and frontman of alt-pop sensation The Wombats, has just unleashed his highly anticipated second album, Life Is A Killer. With his distinctive blend of poignant lyricism and infectious melodies, Murph delivers a sonic journey that is bound to captivate listeners.

In Life Is A Killer, Murph, renowned for his candid exploration of personal struggles, bares his soul like never before. This album represents a pinnacle of raw honesty, delving deep into the tumultuous journey of a year marked by adversity. As he confronts the challenges of newfound fatherhood and the demands of touring with The Wombats, Murph’s lyrical prowess shines, illuminating the inner turmoil of balancing familial responsibilities with the spectre of past demons. With unflinching vulnerability, he paints a portrait of resilience amidst the chaos of self-discovery and redemption, crafting a narrative that resonates with listeners on a profound level.

Crafted across continents, from the bustling streets of London to the sun-kissed shores of LA, Murph’s latest masterpiece bears the collaborative fingerprints of acclaimed producers Jacknife Lee (known for his work with U2 and The Killers) and Mark Crew (renowned for his contributions to Bastille, Rag N Bone Man, and The Wombats). With a bold ambition to redefine his sonic landscape, Murph seamlessly integrates fresh sounds and intimate voice notes from his wife, Akemi, infusing Life Is A Killer with a deeply personal touch.

Speaking on the album, Murph says: “My touring and work schedule and my drinking got completely out of control, and it fucked me up basically. The album was written in the time where I was on this crazy descent.”

Life Is A Killer stands as a poignant testament to Murph’s unwavering resilience and artistic evolution, promising to resonate deeply with listeners for years to come.

Written by John Zebra