Pauline Murray, singer, songwriter and performer with iconic first-wave punks Penetration and 80s pop ensemble the Invisible Girls is set to release her third solo album ‘Elemental’ on 25th September. Along with the news she also shares the track ‘Secrets’ taken from the album.
Originally written and recorded on a 4 track Teac tape machine in the late 1980’s, the only version that existed was a copy on cassette as the original tape was long lost.
“It was mixed to a cassette and left in a box for years,” explains Pauline. “When we were recording the new album, we remembered this track, found the cassette but couldn’t find the original master tape. All the parts were there, and it sounded really good, but the recording was unusable. We decided to re-record it and tried to replicate the original arrangements, keyboard parts and sounds whilst maintaining the original atmosphere. It’s amazing that something hidden away for so long can assert itself fully into the here and now. Like a secret being revealed.”
“Lyrically, it’s about the pressure to conform to social perceptions and expectations,” she continues. “having to rely on body language and energy exchange to see what’s really going on.”
This singing is sublime in this 80s reincarnation of synth led pop. It’s a simple song neatly arranged but thats its charm. It’s well produced and sounds amazing with the volume turned up. Especially that voice. Its so smooth and effortless and no doubt one of the many reasons why this lady is still making music. We need voices like hers.
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‘Elemental’ album track listing:
2. The Gambler
3. When We Were Young
4. Shadow In My Mind
6. After All
8. Dark Clouds
10. Unbroken Line