Published Sep 01, 2014Since retiring from work with LCD Soundsystem, dance-pop extraordinaire James Murphy has been dabbling in all sorts of different projects. Most recently, he's completed a film score and a musical tennis project. Earlier today, the rumours were flying that his next project would see him with a previous generation of dance-pop greats via a possible collaboration with New Order. Sadly, however, it's been proven untrue.
The group sounded like they were flat-out admitting that a collaboration was in the works in a recent video interview with Consequence of Sound.
The lengthy video, which can be streamed below, includes an interview question that asks if the band might ever work with James Murphy. New Order's Bernard Sumner replied, "I can't talk about any of that just yet, but there is news. We're in the process."
It's a match made in heaven, but it was simply too good to be true. Since the news has hit the web, DFA Records has since issued a tweet completely denying the rumours:
Dear click-baiting websites who all have our email - there is zero truth to the DFA/New Order news. How come no one bothers to check facts?✅— DFA RECORDS (@dfarecords) September 1, 2014
Thus concludes that brief moment where we were all excited that James Murphy was working on new material with New Order.