Video: John Murry “Oscar Wilde (Came Here To Make Fun Of You)”

Here is the wildly creative new video from John Murry, directed by actor Aidan Gillen.  Gillen says of the visual: “I had this idea of John floating around my house – or did that happen in real life? Anyways, I liked the idea of a John puppet floating around upside down and mentioned this to him. His ex had made this puppet with an uncanny likeness and I used whatever technology I had to hand to try and make something that looked nice for the puppet part. I mean, it’s not all in focus, but there’s a bit too much of that these days.” 

Featuring a strong beat, warm bass and Murry’s terrifically distinctive vocal, ‘Oscar Wilde (Came Here to Make Fun of You)’ finds Murry in excellent form, wrapping a lovely melody around typically ingenious lyrics.  There’s dark humour here, but it’s shot through with a sense of violence and discomfort.  Murry’s troubled upbringing, including undiagnosed autism and heroin addiction, is well-known.  Once again, Murry manages to channel those feelings and that past into engagingly honest and challenging music.

Murry has just announced that a new album, the brilliantly titled ‘The Stars Are God’s Bullet Holes’,  is due for release on 26th June.  After two critically-acclaimed albums, and on the strength of this utterly absorbing single, this is genuinely something to look forward to during these troubled times.  While you’re waiting, enjoy this.

About Andrew Frolish 1382 Articles
From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Nils Lofgren, Ferris & Sylvester, Tommy Prine, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...
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