America’s Got Talent winner Eugene Murphy Jr. shied away from the traditional R&B, Hip Hop and Blues style, instead garnering inspiration from Rat Pack era. Unlike many of his peers, Eugene’s goal is to create music for the entire family’s listening pleasure.
“I just wanted to keep it family orientated and clean and wholesome. I picked that sound because it makes me feel good,” Murphy told YKIGS. “It’s blue sky, puffy cloud music and it doesn’t degrade women or discriminate against anybody. It was a lane that I could have all to myself. It’s so many rappers out here, there are so many blues singers, there are so many r&b singers. I just wanted to step outside the box and be somewhere by myself.”
On his new album ‘That’s Life,’ Eugene attempts to fully encapsulate the 40s and 50s with his own twist. “I just wanted to go straight to that genre and bring it back 100%.”
Read more about Eugene Murphy Jr. at YKIGS.