Murray is a composer, musician, performer and music producer. He’s best known as the lead singer and principal songwriter of internationally-known Montreal chamber rock band, The Dears.
Formed in 1995, their orchestral, dark pop sound and dramatic live shows cemented The Dears at the foundation of the then-emerging Canadian indie rock renaissance. Murray’s Second solo record, Hear Me Out, is to be released Spring 2019.
“Lightburn evokes… Scott Walker produced by the early-Seventies Curtis Mayfield… with the vulnerable, urgent songwriting and deep-soul flair of his second solo album, Hear Me Out.”
“as if Brian Wilson had borrowed [Curtis] Mayfield and the Impressions for the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds.”
MASS:LIGHT was his first ever solo record. This was a concept album that CBC Music described as “dark and fantastic,
Of his solo performance, XS Noise wrote: “Murray Lightburn proved he could take himself in any musical direction he wishes without dividing or disappointing fans.”