Ghostly Welcomes Oakland-Based Duo Brijean
'Moody' is available now.
Murphy, an accomplished DJ, session, and live player in Oakland’s diverse music scene has emerged as one of indie’s most in-demand percussionists. In 2018, she began recording songs with multi-instrumentalist and producer Stuart, who grew up outside Chicago and shares a background in jazz and pop in bands.
Eventually dubbed Brijean, the project grew out of marathon sessions at their intimate home-studio. Their first effort, Walkie Talkie, released by Native Cat Recordings in 2019, found Murphy taking the mic for the first time to deliver dreamy dance tracks that felt home-cooked and effortlessly chic.
Ghostly International has re-released Walkie Talkie alongside Moody, which is the first taste of forthcoming material. The easy-grooving cut is said to “capture Brijean’s signature sound in just over two minutes,” with its the dazzling, golden-hued haze of percussive beats and honeyed vocals.
Stuart describes the track as a “quick gentle trip” that started in a living room, recording with Murphy’s drum mentor Pepe Jacobo, with windows open and stream-of-consciousness lyrics flowing.