Róisín Murphy: Mastermind

Considering the inimitable Róisín Murphy took an eight-year pause between 2007’s Overpowered and last year’s Mercury Prize-nominated Hairless Toys, fans are surely thrilled to be averaging an album a year right now. The Irish singer/songwriter/producer has just announced her fourth solo album Take Her Up To Monto which is due out this July, and from it comes the new song “Mastermind.” The track begins with a dark intro, with Murphy offering an almost spoken-word narrative before bursting into a synth-heavy dance tune. Over the course of six-and-a-half-minutes, Murphy truly takes listeners on a trip—between the glittery and ethereal to the peculiar—but the outcome is sublime.