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‘Is This Goodbye’ is the debut single from Sydney based musician and producer, Murray Lake; a dreamlike 60’s soul sound with a modern twist featuring the distinctive vocals of Jamie Lidell.

Murray Lake pays homage to the sumptuous production of Fleetwood Mac and Phoenix with 70’s psychedelic synthesizers and warm acoustic guitars. The expressive songwriting abandons the conventional verse, chorus form in favour of something more sprawling, with a singular interpretation by Jamie Lidell whose vocal transitions recall the tonal and emotional gestures of Bowie or Neil Young. The result is a song of contrasts from intimate to intense.   

Murray Lake cut his teeth over the past 10 years on the Australian DJ and festival circuit. Following a remix for Guillaume Teyssier’s “Vortex Disco” for Paris based label, Tigersushi which was released as a 12″ in collaboration with French Designer, Agnes B, ‘Is This Goodbye’ is the first piece of music he wrote.  He wanted a classic confident male vocalist for it and having known Jamie Lidell for several years, he decided to reach out. Jamie was intrigued by Murray’s sound and went on to write the lyrics. “The story is intense” says Jamie, “Knowing someone is sick and it might be the last meeting but it’s not emotional. The need to get some kind of closure is selfish, but human”. The warmth of the song then is betrayed by a darker theme. Together they have crafted a confident song that feels at once timeless, placeless and honest.

A committed student of his craft, Murray Lake is also a recording and mix engineer, his greatest ambition is to make music with his musical heroes and peers that he respects. He operates from his finely tuned Sydney based studio, Sentir Studio which he built to feature a resplendent collection of instruments and vintage outboard equipment dating back to the 60’s. Since launching the studio, some of the artists that have spent time recording there include Theophilus London, Boys Noize, Anderson .Paak, MK & Freddie Gibbs.

Mid 2017, he decided to take it up and level and founded Sentir Sound, an independent record label established to release the music written, recorded, produced and mixed in Sentir Studio. ‘Is This Goodbye’ is his formidable first release.

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Kobalt / AWAL
Release date: 8th December 2017



Written, recorded, produced and mixed by Murray Lake, at Sentir Studio, Sydney. Lyrics and vocals recorded by Jamie Lidell at Paul Epworth’s, Church Studio’s, London.Mastering by Alex Gopher at Translab Mastering Studios, Paris.


Murray Lake releases debut single ‘Is This Goodbye’ Feat. Jamie Lidell on Sentir Sound

Murray Lake
04 December 2017


Murray Lake ‘Is This Goodbye’ Feat. Jamie Lidell on Sentir Sound

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