XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Talk Is Cheap” by Chet Faker

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Photo courtesy of the artist
Photo courtesy of the artist

Australian electronica musician Chet Faker (born Nicholas James Murphy) broke through the music interwebs with his chilled out cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” in 2011 when the song went viral and reached number one on the popular music site Hype Machine. Influenced my R&B and jazz (his name is an homage to jazz legend Chet Baker), Faker released his debut Thinking In Textures EP in 2012 and he releases his debut album Built on Glass on April 15th on Future Classic/Downtown Records. Below, listen to the sensuous “Talk Is Cheap.” It brings to mind the smooth, soulful side of Marvin Gaye with the subtle musical vibes of James Blake. File under: “Quiet Stormtronica”. Chet Faker plays Union Transfer on Friday, May 16th.

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