For 24-year-old Auckland singer/songwriter, guitarist and producer Amelia Murray, the dreamy indie pop artist better known as Fazerdaze, 2017 was a victory lap of sorts, and the culmination of several years of hard work and focus.
Extensive international touring, and worldwide media accolades notwithstanding, nowhere was this more apparent than throughout her debut album “Morningside,” named in homage to the suburb she lives in.
In reviews, “Morningside,” has been sonically compared to the genius era run of 80s/90s releases from seminal New Zealand record label Flying Nun (one of the labels through which she released her album). Although it certainly shares qualities with the melody-heavy, D.I.Y releases of that era, it’s also imbued with a sometimes breezy, sometimes anxious feel that could only come the internet generation, and stories that sit in the here and the now. Remarkable work from a talent on the rise.
Stream “Morningside” on Bandcamp.