FEELER-ING THE LOVE
Pete Murray didn’t like his own landmark album when it first came out but everyone else did . A decade on, he’s come to terms with its success
It’s a decade since Pete Murray’s groundbreaking
Feeler was released but he could only bring himself to listen to the entire album two years ago.
Murray has released a 10th anniversary edition of Feeler, including a bonus CD featuring the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra, and will embark on a national tour this month which sees him on the road until April.
When Feeler came out in 2003, the former rugby player thought he had ruined his music career.
He disliked the record that ended up going platinum seven times over.
“I struggled to like the album when it first came out,” he says.
Murray says he wrote Feeler during a difficult time in his life when he was an independent musician with no money, having just moved from Brisbane to Melbourne a year earlier.
“I didn't like it that much and it was hard for me that everybody else did and it was so popular.” He first listened to
Feeler in its entirety after former Powderfinger guitarist Darren Middleton texted him saying it was great album.
Feeler topped the ARIA charts and was nominated for 12 ARIA Awards.
Murray has been writing some new material and hopes to record it after wrapping up his tour next year.
Pete Murray’s Feeler 10 Year Anniversary Tour plays Twin Towns on February 21 and The Tivoli, in Brisbane, on February 22.
Australian singer Pete Murray