Pop recording artist and singer-songwriter Branan Murphy is no stranger to the stage. While in high school, Henry “Hank” Branan Murphy began writing songs and singing in his church. At age 18, he devoted himself to a career in music and spent several years performing at events all over the U.S., releasing two independent projects. In 2011, the Louisville, GA native relocated to Raleigh, NC and began writing his brand of “conscious pop”. He soon released SMPLFY, a mixtape showing off his skills as a vocalist, rapper, songwriter and producer. Piquing the interest of several record labels, Murphy ultimately signed with Sony Music’s Provident Label Group.
“I write songs about what it’s like to be human,” Murphy shares. “We are all complex people. We have struggles. We have contradictions. We have deep desires. We're all seeking to be loved, understood and satisfied. My goal with every song is to capture those deep emotional, even spiritual, yearnings we have as human beings. The bottom line is that I want to make great art, but most of all I want to be brutally honest and vulnerable. I want to sing about what people are really going through at the same time telling them ‘you’re not alone’.”
Branan Murphy’s debut single, “All The Wrong Things,” which features “The Voice” Season 8 finalist Koryn Hawthorne peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot AC chart and amassed over 1.5 Million streams in just five months after release. Follow-up single “Enough” debuted as the most added single at Hot AC radio and peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot AC chart and #25 on the National Audience Chart. The single is currently the top song at Air 1 Radio with a total audience of 3.5 Million listeners.