Róisín Murphy's much-anticipated new album "Overpowered" finally hit (digital) stores today overseas. It is by far one of the most noteworthy and accomplished pop albums of 2007 with its edgy disco pop that is both deliciously infectious and hauntingly complex.
The dazzling second single of the album, titled "Let Me Know," entered the British pop chart this week at number 28 and is expected to rise. Click here to purchase "Overpowered" on 7Digital in straight up MP3 format.
This week, I will be featuring audio clips of my interview with the Irish singer that I recorded when I met her in person on October 5 in London. I will compile all the clips in one MP3 podcast that I will make available for download next weekend for your iPod pleasure.
On "Overpowered," Róisín worked with multiple writers and producers, including Seji in London, Andy Cato (Groove Armada) in Barcelona, Richard X in Hoxton and Jimmy Douglas and Ill Factor in Miami. The first question I asked her was how she was able to stay focused during the recording process and deliver one consistent blend of music. In response, she answers how see kept on track. The singer also candidly talks about her love for disco, its emotional complexity and how it fits her stage persona.