Someday Soon ~ Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch is a singer-songwriter born in London and raised in Scotland, Greece and France, now living in Berlin.

Murdoch moved to the United States in 1992 to study at Duke University, before moving to Los Angeles, California to be with a girlfriend. He first gained notice when an influential Los Angeles DJ, Nic Harcourt, began playing his music on the radio station KCRW. It led to much interest from the LA’s music industry, which Murdoch largely ignored, turning down advances from record labels and opting to release his music independently.

Murdoch’s first album, Time Without Consequence, was released on June 6, 2006 on his own label, Zero Summer. As with the EP, Murdoch continued to turn down the record deals he was offered from numerous major labels in order to maintain creative control. (The record was distributed nationally through Sony BMG.) Time Without Consequence peaked at #25 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

On June 9, 2006, Murdoch began a 34-city tour in conjunction with the Coalition of Independent Music Stores, with most bookings at independent record stores.

The album became one of the most licensed albums of the decade, receiving placements on dozens of films and television shows. “Orange Sky” appeared in The O.C., House, Prison Break,  Ugly Betty, Dirty Sexy Money, Ladder 49, and in promotions for Oscar nominated foreign film, Paradise Now, Southland and a Honda commercial.[8] “Home” appeared in a season 2 episode of Prison Break. “All My Days” was featured in The O.C., Grey’s Anatomy, Scrubs, Without a Trace, Stargate Universe, and a promo for Southland. It has also featured as the opening song in the movie Real Steel. “Song For You” appeared in Everwood. “12″ appeared in the show “Brothers & Sisters” and “One Tree Hill.” “Blue Mind” was featured in the 2008 adventure film The Sharp End, and several episodes of Dawson’s Creek. “Breathe” was used in Stargate Universe, and the 2008 film Tenderness, where the album Time Without Consequence is also shown on a scene of the film. “Wait” was used in the shows Defying Gravity and Parenthood. “It’s Only Fear” was used in the Brothers and Sisters. Several songs were used in a surfing documentary One California Day. “Crinan Wood” was used in the episode Chuck Versus the Masquerade from the show Chuck.

In the spring of 2009, Murdoch embarked on a rare U.S. headlining tour, during which he has been distributing an early version of a new album entitled Towards the Sun in a limited edition packaged in a hand-printed, cardboard sleeve.

Several of these new songs quickly appeared on the internet. Later, the song “Through the Dark” was used in the final scene and end credits of actor Ben Affleck’s directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, as well as the television series “The Vampire Diaries”. Several other Towards the Sun songs were used on the soundtrack to Oscar winner Sam Mendes’ 2009 film Away We Go which had a screenplay by the writers Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida. There was an album tied to the film release which contained a mix of songs from Time Without Consequence and Towards the Sun alongside single songs by The Stranglers, Bob Dylan, George Harrison and the Velvet Underground. The track “Some Day Soon” was featured in the second episode of Touch, titled “Safety in Numbers”.

Recent bookings by Murdoch include two concerts in Berlin, one small club appearance and a second as part of the City Slang label’s 20th anniversary. In February 2011 he performed in New York City as part of Lincoln Center’s prestigious “American Songbook Series”, after which he went on a sold out tour of major markets throughout North America. (i.e. Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Chicago, Minneapolis.) 2011 also saw the official release of his third recording, “Towards The Sun”.

Someday Soon

Someday Soon was one of seven songs on the second album, ”Towards The Sun” released by singer-songwriter Alexi Murdoch.  According to Alexi, all seven tracks were recorded on a tape player during a tour stop in Vancouver in 2009 and were not intended to become an album. Six months later, after listening to the songs on the tape, Alexi found that “there was something undeniably so straightforward about it” and began work on enhancing the songs in a basement studio

I love my father and I love him well
I hope to see him someday soon
I love my father and I love him well
I hope to see him someday soon

‘Cause where I live it gets dark at night
The kind of dark heats up the night
Where I live it gets dark at night
The kind of dark heats up the night

And you know that, mother, I’d be lying
If I didn’t tell you I’m afraid of dying

And as I dream I’m falling down
The world moves without a sound
Lost as sure as I was found
Sun comes up without a sound

So I up and face another day
And I hope that kindness comes your way
Well I up and face another day
And I hope that kindness comes your way

This for you I pray
Pray for you today

And in the morning I’ll be gone
Where for to cannot be told
‘Cause in the morning I’ll be gone
Where for to cannot be told

A mind filled with memories
Weigh me down, my god

I love my father and I love him well
I hope to see him someday soon
I love my father and I love him well
I hope to see him someday soon
I hope to meet him someday soon

  • Audio from the 2011 album, Towards the Sun:
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About DJ Allyn

DJ Allyn is a burned out radio guy who went on to become a burned out sound engineer for a few Seattle area grunge bands in the 1980s and 1990s. Left the madness of worldwide tours with bands, cleaned up my act and went into the relative sanity of sound engineering for television series. Currently working as the Director of Sound for a television series being filmed in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I am always on the lookout for interesting videos, old music, and fun.

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