Essential Records Signs Pop Artist Branan Murphy Posted: Monday April 24th, 2017
Sony/Provident's Essential Records announces the signing of pop artist
Branan Murphy as he releases his debut single "All The Wrong Things."
Murphy's single features "The Voice" Season 8 finalist Koryn Hawthorne and
is produced by Jordan Sapp.
"I'm so excited for the world to finally hear Branan's music," says Jason
McArthur, Vice President of A&R for Sony/Provident. "Branan Murphy is a
spectacularly talented singer and songwriter. His songs are wildly
infectious, and his vocal ability is incredible. But what I like most about
him is that he has a strong, positive purpose in making his music. His
songs dare to engage and challenge listeners in a very real way."
Murphy is is no stranger to the stage. While in high school, Henry "Hank"
Branan Murphy began writing songs and singing in his church. By age 18, he
devoted himself to a career in music and spent the next several years
performing at events all over the U.S., even releasing two independent
projects. In 2011, the Louisville, GA native relocated to Raleigh-Durham,
NC. He soon released SMPLFY, a mixtape showing off his skills as a
vocalist, rapper, songwriter and producer.
"I write songs about what it's like to be human - my own brand of
'conscious pop,'" Murphy shares. "We are all complex people. We have
struggles. We have contradictions. We have deep desires. We are all seeking
to be loved, understood and satisfied. My songs attempt to capture those
deep emotional, even spiritual, yearnings we have as human beings. The
bottom line is that I want to make great art, but most of all I want to be
honest. I want to sing about what people are really going through."