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Róisín Murphy leans into love on the DJ Koze-produced “CooCool”

Róisín Murphy has announced her signing to Ninja Tune and has shared her first single for the legendary London label in the form of “CooCool”. It finds her once again pairing with DJ Koze on production, and she says about it:

“Ostensibly a fragile little flower yet it has great hidden strength at the roots. There’s classic virtuosity and a lightness of touch, while DJ Koze’s hyper-modern production makes it bounce and glide. It’s a stupidly romantic little love poem. “This thing is way beyond any kind of parody”. Everything in this song is true and playful. Can we fall in love and retain our sense of humour? ‘Embrace your inner child!’ Timeless, ageless, unavoidable love.” 

Where Murphy’s last album, 2020’s Róisín Machine, was a dancefloor odyssey, “CooCool” slows things down a bit and takes us out into the splendour of a sunny day lounging on the grass in the arms of someone you adore. Murphy is unabashed in her declarations of love and adoration and how it makes her feel cool, free and infinite, vocally cooing in appreciation of her partner. This sensation is heightened by Koze’s subtle-but-detailed production, which floats “the track “CooCool” somewhere into territory between funk and house – the perfect space for indulging in unabashed romance.

Listen to “CooCool” below or find it on streamers.

“CooCool” is out on Ninja Tune. You can find Róisín Murphy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Tour dates:

Thu 11 May – Headline – Royal Albert Hall – London, UK
Sun 14 May – Festival – Tecata Emblema – Mexico City, MX
Sat 20 May – Festival – Corona Capital – Guadalajara, MX
Sun 4 Jun – Festival – Mighty Hoopla – London, UK
Sat 10 Jun – Festival – Melt Festival – Berlin, DE
Sun 2 July – Headline – Trinity Summer Series – Dublin, IE
Fri 7 July – Festival – Bilbao BBK – Bilbao, ES
Sat 15 July – Festival – Gurtenfestival – Bern, CH
Fri 21 July – Festival – Blue Dot – Jodrell Bank, UK
Sun 23 July – Festival – Secret Garden Party – Abbots Ripton, UK
Sat 12 Aug – Festival – We Out Here – Wimborne, UK
Sat 26 Aug – Festival – Connect – Edinburgh, UK
Sun 27 Aug – Festival – Lost Village – Lincoln, UK