Roisin Murphy - You Know Me Better genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes
You Know Me Better is the latest single to be released from Roisin Murphy's CD, Overpowered. For those unfamiliar with Murphy, she is a Irish born singer songwriter formerly of the duo Moloko. Overpowered, released in late 2007, is her second solo CD; following on the heels of her 2005 debut CD, Ruby Blue.
Her sound isn't unique, as it reminds me of some of the last vestiges of disco during the transitional years to the distinctive stylization of the 80's. As to comparisons, Murphy's sound has been mimicked by Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
I like the retro feel of the video and the many different looks Murphy embodies. It's a bit campy, yet still stylistic. The mixture of bold and brazen personas with a reserved shyness is a nice combination and it dovetails nicely with the songs lyrics.
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