The show, as Ellen herself notes, was where Murphy made his American television debut in 2015, playing ‘Gold’.
This time, Murphy’s remote performance sees him sing without a backing band, skulking around a warehouse studio space peppered inexplicably with white cubes. Watch the clip below.
Murphy announced his return to the Chet Faker moniker in October last year, without explanation. He followed the announcement with the release of ‘Low’ a day later.
In an interview with NME in 2016, Murphy said the decision to drop the name had been a “long time coming”.
“When I started Chet Faker it was always a project. It’s been almost half a decade now playing music and doing this and at some point it stops feeling like a project, it’s just my life now,” Murphy said.
“I try not to call it an end or conclusion, it’s more of a progression. It’s not that what I was doing is done, it’s just that what I’m doing now has more coming in. Rather than a shift in the spectrum it’s a widening of the spectrum, if that makes sense.”
Under his own name, Murphy has released a number of EPs and albums, most recently the instrumental LP ‘Music for Silence’ in March.