Peter Murphy will release his first new album in seven years on June 7. Ninth is a grittier album than most of Murphy’s solo work. Perhaps he’s come to fully embrace his mythical role as the godfather of goth.
Murphy and label Nettwerk have been systematically leaking tracks from the album, with the latest being the rollicking “Seesaw Sway.” Unusual for its backing vocals, it’s an interesting turn for the almost 54-year-old:
Here you can also stream the full album — of which “The Prince & Old Lady Shade” is probably my favorite: