FEELING AT HOME
Chet Faker, returning to tour Australia, made his music in his home studio and is determined to stay grounded in the face of global success
Nick Murphy, aka Chet Faker, is home. The charttopping, Melbourne-raised, Brooklyn-based musician had a hit with multi-platinum selling No.1 album Built on Glass.
The breakthrough record has taken him around the globe and he returns this month for his biggest Australian tour yet.
Faker has been an independent artist from the beginning and has risen to be one of Australia’s biggest musical exports without signing to any of the major labels.
“I’ve got this far without making compromises in my music,’’ says Faker. “I don’t think I have the capacity not to be true to myself, that’s the reason I did this job.’’
Still, he’s looking forward to having more time to get back to writing songs and recording.
“The joke I always say is that being a successful musician means that you write less music. Last year there was no time to do that at all, but this year has been a lot better,” he says.
“It’s that developmental process, if you don’t do it you start going nuts.’’
Faker developed his music in his home studio and has rapidly had to come to terms with becoming a public person.
“That’s ongoing, I don’t think it ever stops. I’m still
Chet Faker has found meditation to be a calming influence.