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Major Murphy turn their fears into vibrant determination on “In The Meantime”

Michigan band Major Murphy have a new album called Access coming out on April 2, and following on from sharing the title track they have returned today with another new song from it called “In The Meantime”.

Singer/guitarist Jacob Bullard and singer/bassist Jacki Warren have a young child together, and “In The Meantime” takes its cue from the terrifying event of his suffering lead poisoning. However, Major Murphy ensure it remains an upbeat pop rock song, nestling their fears among bright chords and powerful harmonies, ensuring their admission that “when the whole world crumbles down I won’t be lost / I will lay myself down inside a hollow log with the spiders and the frogs / for the meantime, we’ll survive,” rings like a statement of determination rather than one of defeat. A song of pure uplift scavenged from the jaws of terror, “In The Meantime” is a triumph of Major Murphy’s pop alchemy.

Watch the video for “In The Meantime”, directed by Jacob Bullard and Matthew Bouwense, below.

Major Murphy’s new album Access is out on April 2 via Winspear (pre-order/pre-save). You can find the band on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.