This isn’t Murphy’s foray into music. He released three albums and also performed songs in hit musical ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘Shrek.’
People already have a perception of who they think I am. You might not even be able to put it together after listening to it. You might be, like, ‘He wrote these songs? And that’s him singing?’ If I never sell another record, I’ll still write two or three songs a week. I’ll do that till I die.Because one has nothing to do with the other. One thing is about music and the other thing is about being in show business. Two totally different things.I’m a musician, right? Just because I’ve been blessed, and I can make movies for a living, doesn’t mean I shouldn’t nurture my other talent.
When I did my first record, I remember one of the things that a critic said was that I didn’t really sing, that I did, like, impressions. So you can’t really take my voice seriously, because I could be just doing an impression. I thought that was the weirdest thing I had ever heard. I have a real versatile voice, I do so many different things with my voice all the time. I’m always doing some weird [stuff] with my voice, so I guess I’ve got pretty strong vocal cords. Plus, I’ve been writing since I was 19 years old. So from being a writer, and having the control over my voice that I have, and then having my own personal thing that I want to say and do musically, I can go in any direction and grab anybody’s vibe.
The reggae inspired song will be featured on his newest album, ‘9.’
Take a listen below.
[Billboard, Baltimore Sun]