Poise introduces her pop star persona on Half Waif-assisted single “Marble”

Poise‘s “Marble” (feat. Half Waif) introduces her upcoming sophomore album, Hell or High Water.

Over the last two years, Lucie Murphy, also known as Poise, has been preparing her sophomore album, Hell or High Water, which explores the changing shape of grief while also touching on the anxieties of aging, the loyalties of bonded relationships, and the vulnerabilities that surface when we shed our protective layers. Blending early 2000s indie and pop, the upcoming record also features contributions from the likes of Katy Kirby, Toledo, and Half Waif.

The latter is present on the first single, “Marble,” which confirms Murphy‘s shift in sound. “Making the song was my first venture into the pop sphere,” she explains. “Instead of relying on technical skill, I learned to trust my taste and gut instincts while producing and arranging. One of my key influences in this process was my friend Nandi Rose‘s project, Half Waif. I’ve known Nandi for nearly a decade; she has been such an inspiration to me as a songwriter and woman in the music industry. I was thrilled when she agreed to collaborate on the song with me. Nandi wrote and recorded her part while 9 months pregnant, completing it just days before her son, River, was born. It was auspicious timing, and I’m amazed at how much beauty women can bring into the world.”