We have something to celebrate this week! Sleep Tonight, Robb Murphy’s second album, was released 3 years ago!
Sleep Tonight is a special album; an album that brought us so much. Everything we did in the past years was related to the album… the single releases, live sessions, tours, videos etc. Not only did it bring us many great memories, it also brought a lot of opportunities. Robb was able to work less and focus more on the music. Life has changed!
To close out the album we’re going to release one more single, which will be the title track “Sleep Tonight”, featuring the Ulster String Quartet. The single will be released in June. An animation video of the full album version was made by the talented artist Maria Becvar. We’ve collaborated with the Samaritans to help promote Mental Health awareness and acceptance across all borders. The Samaritans will receive any proceeds.
Below some stills of the video:
The album Sleep Tonight was written during a month long stay in a remote house in Italy.
When Robb started working on the album, he wrote blogs about the songs. Some of you may remember that, but it’s a long time ago and the blogs aren’t online anymore. The blogs were saved and it’s so nice to read them again!
Every song tells a story and memories are attached to each song. We’ll be sharing the stories behind the songs from the album Sleep Tonight over the following months, starting with “Bound For Your Arms”, the first song Robb wrote during his stay in Italy.
Here’s what Robb wrote about the song:
“Stop. Need Time. Slow Down. Breathe. Words that hang above my head for most of the year, it’s so easy to get caught up in all the things you need to do, but not what you want to do. I could easily be one of them people who run away to a secluded place, just making what you need to survive on. Maybe I will, but I do like normal life too, like anything after a while that you take for granted, when its gone you miss it.
Siena was one of our favourite places, a relaxed atmosphere. We would sit in the centre piazza in early evening, people watching, while the setting sun cast a slow moving shadow across the warm stone ground.
This album concept is all about back to basics, making something from nothing. I like food, similar concept here, back to basics, bread making, or even before that, ﬁre starting!
After a busy year in which everything seemed to be running into each other, I wanted to slow things down. This was the ﬁrst song I wrote when I arrived at the house in Italy. The distant beat you can hear in the instrumental section is a pencil on my lyric note pad.”
Below you can listen to the album version of the song:
A couple of weeks ago Robb and the band played “Bound For Your Arms” live for ‘Sessions in the House’. Watch the video below and please like & share!
Stay tuned for more stories behind the song!