TOTD: ‘I Refuse To Believe (You Could Love Me) – John Murry
Mississippi-born John Murry shares the third single ‘I Refuse to Believe (You Could Love Me) from his forthcoming album The Stars are God’s Bullet Holes. With an accompanying video, the track is the latest to be lifted from the highly anticipated album following the success of his previous work. With the record produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Eels, Aldous Harding, This Is the Kit) at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, the overall finish is undeniably Murry.
As with those tracks, this new single shares their lyrical ingenuity and a sadness that is shot through with humour, albeit a spectacularly black humour. Interestingly, ‘I Refuse To Believe (You Could Love Me)’ has Murry venturing into the realm of unexplained disappearances – an English aristocrat and an Australian politician: “Lord Lucan, he could not tread water / Prime Minister Holt? He never came up for air.”
“This song is my take on what Ric Ocasek (RIP) from The Cars mighta written if he had been into those dark “UK Surf” era Pixies mixes and found himself a bit trapped in Kilkenny, Ireland, for some years and – while there – grew a bit more alienated, broke, maligned, and bored by the day, then week, then month, then years. Ric would’ve probably written something much catchier, but y’all catch my drift, yeah?”, Murry explains.
Watch the new video HERE: