Albums 2021: Chet Faker – Hotel Surrender

This section “Albums 2021” is a personal selection of albums that released this year, that I recently liked to listen to and that I would recommend.

  • Genre: indie, downtempo, electronica, soul
  • Released: 16 July 2021
  • Producer: Nick Murphy (aka Chet Faker)
  • Country: Australia
  • Moods:
    • Just relax with some feel good indie and dowtempo beats.
    • Perfect soundtrack while having a drink with friends in the garden.
  • Some facts:
    • “Hotel Surrender” is the follow-up to his 2014 debut studio album “Built On Glass”.
    • Within the last seven years Nick Murphy has been releasing music under his own name.
  • Reason why I listened to the album the first time?
    • I knew his single “No Diggity” from 2012 and I recently liked his new singles “Feel Good” and “Get High” from this album.
  • Interesting articles:

Spotify Play Queue

In addition to my album selection of 2021, I will also give a tip for a next album in the queue. Usually one from my personal CD collection. The link between the two albums may vary. Same producer, other bands that influenced the artist,…

Soulwax – Much Against Everyone’s Advice

  • Genre: indie, alternative rock
  • Year: 1998
  • Producer: Dave Sardy
  • Country: Belgium
  • Moods:
    • An alternative soundtrack at home, in the afternoon or evening.
    • Getting ready for a night out, like a concert or festival.
  • Some facts:
    • “Much Against Everyone’s Advice” is the second studio album by Belgian alternative rock band Soulwax, before they evolved more towards an electronica band.
  • Reason why I put this album next in the queue?
    • Soulwax made a remix of the song “Whatever Tomorrow” from Chet Faker his latest album.
    • I’m from Belgium and Soulwax (and 2 Many DJ’s) is one of my favorite bands and DJ-duo. This album is my personal favorite from their discography.

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