Cult synthwave artist Mitch Murder has announced his new album ‘Then Again’ which will be out April 23 via Mad Decent. Along with the announcement, he also shared the lead single Body Talk lifted from the LP.
You can stream lead single Body Talk here.
Mitch Murder is composer of retro-inspired electronic music from Stockholm, Sweden, and was one of the early artists to popularize the Synthwave genre. Since 2009, Mitch Murder – real name Johan Bengtsson – has been blending sounds of the past with contemporary styles, creating rich melodies and captivating soundscapes, often inspired by the films, video games and tv-shows of past decades.
While most of Mitch Murder’s previous work has in one way or another been inspired by 1980s pop culture, his new album ‘Then Again’ was primarily inspired by ‘80s and ‘90s City Pop – a loose genre of American-influenced Japanese pop music that peaked in the 1980s.
Following his first release ‘After Hours’ in 2009, Mitch Murder’s discography now consists of 4 full-length albums (including his 2014 Mad Decent debut ‘Interceptor’), 16 EPs and 5 compilation albums, along with contributions to film, TV and video games, such as Kung Fury (2015), Red Oaks (2016), Friday the 13th: The Game (2017) and Cyberpunk 2077 (2020).
The concept behind ‘Then Again’ is “music to listen to while lazily strolling down to the local corner store to get some breakfast, on an early morning in late ‘80s small town Japan,” Mitch Murder says of the new album, which is filled with chill vibes and uplifting melodies as showcased on lead single Body Talk.
‘Then Again’ track list
2. Star Club
4. Ocean Parkway
5. Then Again
6. Body Talk
7. Twilight Marina
8. Island Line
11. Someplace Else