Song premiere: Peter Murphy’s ‘Eliza’

Peter Murphy's 'Lion' comes out June 3.

It’s been 35 years since the release of Bela Lugosi’s Dead, the classic Bauhaus track that helped birth generations of goths.

Now 56, singer Peter Murphy is still creating compelling records and influencing electronic and industrial artists. His new album, Lion, arrives June 3 on Nettwerk Records and offers a confident, grinding jolt to the system.

Today I’m happy to debut a track from that record, Eliza. Murphy describes it as “a song of encouragement, to a fictitious character, to leave self-blame behind and find the joy of being herself and the celebration of life …”.

Hear it via YouTube below; the clip is more of a “visualizer” to enhance the sound than a music video.

Pre-order special editions of Lion (along with the forthcoming 35 Years of Bauhaus DVD) over at pledgemusic.Com. For updates, including tons of upcoming tour dates, head to Facebook, Twitter and/or petermurphy.Info.

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– Read the May 16 edition of The Week in Music.

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