Roisin Murphy’s Take Her Up To Monto stands out as an adventurous exploration, showcasing Murphy’s ability to both expand her sonic palette and maintain her distinctive style.
In this album, Murphy presents ‘Mastermind’, a disco epic that mirrors the expansive, shape- shifting quality of ‘Toys’ and echoes the grandeur found in her 2012 marathon single, ‘Simulation’. Despite the brevity of ‘Whatever’, it retains the intimate allure that distinguished her previous work.
Unlike the seamless journey of Hairless Toys, Take Her Up To Monto offers a wilder ride. Murphy surprises listeners by steering them in diverse directions with little warning. The track ‘Thoughts Wasted’ encapsulates this diversity, seamlessly transitioning from sleek to lush to lamenting.