Just three months on from the release of his latest single, the inimitable Pete Murray has returned with “If We Never Dance Again”, the newest track to be taken from his forthcoming The Night EP.
The new song, which arrived on Friday, follows on from 2020 singles “Found My Place” and “Waiting for This Love”, which are set to appear on Murray’s March EP, which serves as his first collection of songs since 2017’s Camacho.
Described as a “piano-heavy” tune, the track sees Murray’s silky-smooth voice leading the charge before it’s joined by rhythmic percussion on the way to an exuberant chorus. As Murray explains, the tune emerged in Los Angeles in May of 2019 during his first co-writing trip, with writer and producer Morgan Dorr helping it come to fruition.
“Morgan had the first line of the chorus written when I got to his place, which was, ‘If you never see my face again’ and the three chords that played over this,” he explained. “We worked on the song all day and I even cancelled another session that I had booked in just so I could finish this song as it felt like this had so much potential.”
After his return to Australia, both Murray and Dorr continued work on the track across continents, with the result now officially out in the world. Alongside the track, Murray also shared the official music video, which sees regular collaborators Mos & Co on filming and editing duties as they capture a moment in time between a real couple who were actually married between days of the shoot.
“Because the song is powerful and quite epic, I wanted a clip that would enhance this,” Murray explained. “I didn’t want this to be a literal video but more of an abstract one, so that when you watch it, you are more taken away by the beautiful cinematic footage while still keeping mystery at the end.”
“If We Never Dance Again” is set to appear on The Night EP, which is scheduled to arrive on March 5th. Originally set for release on March 26th, the EP’s earlier release date coincides with Murray’s appearances at the By The C festival, including the Cronulla edition one day later on March 6th.