Best Songs on Róisín Murphy's OverpoweredOne of the definitively underrated electropop albums of its era. Not one bad song can be found here. Or on any of Róisín’s albums! Also, let it be known that commenting on songs with such ambiguous meanings as Róisín’s is no easy task without sounding redundant!
Though not a single, this song embodies both the poppy and the experimental sides of Róisín's artistry. With some beatboxing thrown in for good measure! A song which examines the history of human kind and linking the scientific to the primal needs we have as humans repressed in ourselves over millennia and more simply, just losing your inhibitions in a moment. It's a sleeper. Becomes more addictive with more limits. Could also be interpreted as the mating call of a weirdo!
One of the most forward thinking nu-disco songs of the 2000s, and irresistibly catchy. With lyrics tackling the idea of taking a close friendship further and making it something more. I am actually surprised it wasn't a surprise sleeper hit.
A similar strain of electro-disco that Britney was riding with "Piece of Me" but busier, glitchier and more twisted and with techno influences. The kind of song that should've been a massive hit on every chart around the world but might have been just the slightest bit too left of center. It is indeed her biggest hit as a solo artist to date excluding features. A song which lyrically discusses a liberated woman enjoying her singledom while inviting another to play along for fun…but don't hold on tightly!
One of the sickest synth basslines of all time and massively influential on the EDM sounds that would come in the following decade and beyond. This song finds Róisín examining the human psyche from a scientific perspective.
One of the more straightforward and poppy moments on this album which takes influence from 80s synth rock and electronica and details the creative relationship between actor and director. Or perhaps could be seen as being about Róisín's own creative process in which she has described herself as the muse for her producers.
I…I'm just to busy grooving along to THAT BEAT to really care what the lyrics are about. Taking influence from 80s synthpop and 90s house beats, it's impossible not to sing along once you've memorized the lyrics…even if you have no clue what they're about.
A twisted spin on the classic disco beat played by a thumbing bass adorned by beatboxing and backed by orchestral arrangements and electronic beeps, bloops twinkles and snapping sound effects. A classic tale of a jealous lover getting the axe.
Taking on a more Prince-like dance-funk sound, while also incorporating elements of 80s Italo-disco, it is a very flirtatious song. An invitation to get really involved in that moment of intimacy beyond the heat of passion. Of course through Róisín's typical oddball writing perspective.
A twisted rollercoaster ride lyrically. But oddly catchy. Or maybe you're too busy dancing. Sonically, it's takes on more of a funk inspired sound, almost reminiscent of Madonna's first album.
This is the albums only true ballad. And it discusses the relationship between father and daughter and perhaps takes influence from the movie or may have a few autobiographical touches. We may never know.