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Róisín Murphy’s whirlwind front-row tour of fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris last month prompted one writer to declare that the pop singer had single-handedly “spearheaded her very own Fashion Week.” No stranger to flamboyance, the former Moloko front woman often appears on her record sleeves dressed in hilariously haute couture creations, and lately it seems there isn’t a hat on earth that she cannot work.
A year ago Murphy released her sophomore solo album Overpowered in Europe to much acclaim. Though many of the album’s stand-out tracks were inspired by the heady disco music that emerged from New York in the 1980s, she has yet to crossover in the United States. Next Friday, New Yorkers will finally get to hear those tunes live when she makes her much-anticipated US debut during the CMJ Music Marathon.
Ever the curious bloggers, we fired off a few questions to Ms. Murphy about disco, Lovers Rock, her upcoming tour and the sad state of the economy. “Times are changing fast,” she said. “What remains is my desire to make good work and to devote myself to creativity of any kind, whether that be images, performances, videos or music. People like me always find a way.”
Read the full interview after the jump.