Chet Faker FKA Nick Murphy FKA Chet Faker has dropped his latest single alongside yet another name change.
Murphy returns to the moniker that he retired in 2016, and with it he returns to the same sound that initially put him on the map.
The smooth, downtempo R&B of Chet Faker made him one of Australia's biggest stars in the early to mid-2010s, producing smash hit singles like 'Talk Is Cheap', 'Gold', and 'Drop the Game' with Flume.
It would appear as though he's been going through something of an identity crisis in the years since then however; he's been bouncing around between different stage names and musical styles. But this apparent return to his roots might just spell the end of that.
Although he's released a few projects to positive reception in the last few years, many fans will no doubt be keenly anticipating this "new" chapter of his career.
He's also just signed to BMG Australia & New Zealand, having just recently left former label Future Classic. Heath Johns, managing director for BMG Australia & New Zealand, spoke very positively of this signing, saying “For Nick Murphy to bring the Chet Faker project back to life and trust the BMG team in his home market to execute this surprise return is a great honour."
So it seems like everyone is excited to have Chet Faker back and in business. 'Low' proves that he is back in his best form, with the smooth yet funky instrumental calling back to the likes of his 2015 single 'Bend', while his characteristic vocals steal the show as usual.
This new single's got us feeling anything but 'Low' - and although he never really left, it's great to have Chet Faker back.