Joe Man Murphy is a Sunshine Coast local artist from Nambour. His release “Find A Way” is now available in most places online. Here is the low down on how this song came about.
Joe Man Murphy –
Find a way is a song about adaptation. About finding ways around problems without the correct tools so to speak!
What inspired you to create/write this song?
Musically I had watched the Rolling Thunder Review the night before. It’s all about Bob Dylan’s famous road trip tour of the states. I grew up with that music and I think it got into my head. He had a whole load of famous musicians from Joan Baez to Joni Mitchell join him. It’s what brought me to the idea of getting a lot of guest singers on the song. It features local Sunshine Coast artists: Nyssa Ray, Emily an Nick from Gypsy Rumble and All Strings Attached, Cass Mitchell, Ant Syms from Town, Alan Kelly from the Barleyshakes and Melbourne artist Tasha Zappala. Musically I worked with Alex Rottier from Paperbark Studios who crafted the sound beautifully.
What is the intention with this song?
It’s really just a feeling for me. Takes me back to a more simple time.
Where were you when this song came about? What were you up to?
I was actually having a rare weekend off and strumming a few tunes. It’s a song that didn’t take long at all to write it sort of felt right straight away and hasn’t changed much.
What is your favourite line or lyric & why?
‘Look at you interactions are fighting with the factions of your heart’ – It’s a comment on society and it’s current state. Most people seem to think everyone else is an idiot and have forgotten that we need each other more than ever to forgive our flaws and show kindness.