Murray, Sequoyah / Penalties Of Love
Album: Penalties Of Love   Collection:General
Artist:Murray, Sequoyah   Added:Jul 2019
Label:Thrill Jockey Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-07-08 Pull Date: 2019-09-09
Week Ending: Aug 11 Jul 21 Jul 14
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 20, 2021: Butter and Jams (rebroadcast from Aug 9, 2019)
True Fun
4. Sep 14, 2019: Music Casserole
True Fun
2. Jun 15, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Sep 14, 2019)
True Fun
5. Aug 09, 2019: Butter and Jams
True Fun
3. Sep 15, 2019: Audio Ambrosia
True Fun
6. Jul 19, 2019: Butter and Jams
Penalties Of Love

Album Review
Reviewed 2019-07-01
Debut release from 22-year-old Atlanta soul singer/multi-instrumentalist Sequoyah Murray. Murray was a participant in the 2018 Red Bull Music Academy in Berlin where he was classmates with Flying Lotus, Nina Kraviz and Hudson Mohawke under the tutelage of Detroit techno producer Mike Banks (Underground Resistance). This EP features four songs, all of them eclectic, confessional, and intimate. The heavy East African influence is a nod to his heritage. Indeed, the whole project is generational and family-oriented, with Sequoyah’s father contributing percussion and his mother and brother contributing vocals. All tracks FCC Clean. Start with 1 or 4. RIYL: Sampha, Majid Jordan, PartyNextDoor, James Blake

*1. (4:07) Smooth emotional vocals, deep throbbing bass, skittering futuristic synth lines, great percussion 2. (3:13) Piano love ballad, lots of textures and layered instrumentation 3. (1:28) Blaring horns, off-key violins, wavering chants. Textured and experimental *4. (4:05) Layered, upbeat and dancey with silky smooth vocals and strummy guitar. At the 2:30 mark, it transitions with a really unique xylophone bridge before returning to the original chorus

Track Listing
1. Penalties Of Love   3. Second Born
2. Haven   4. True Fun