Let Me Know

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This article is about the Róisín Murphy song. For the song by Towa Tei featuring Chara, see Let Me Know (Towa Tei song).
"Let Me Know"
Roisin Murphy - Let Me Know.png
Single by Róisín Murphy
from the album Overpowered
B-side
  • "Sunshine"
  • "Unlovable"
Released 8 October 2007 (2007-10-08)
Format
Recorded 2007
Genre
Length 5:10
Label EMI
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Róisín Murphy
  • Andy Cato
Róisín Murphy singles chronology
"Overpowered"
(2007)
"Let Me Know"
(2007)
"You Know Me Better"
(2008)

"Let Me Know" is a song by Irish singer Róisín Murphy from her second studio album, Overpowered (2007). The song was written and produced by Murphy and Andy Cato. It was released on 8 October 2007 as the album's second single. "Let Me Know" reached number 28 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Murphy's highest-peaking solo single to date.

Single cover[edit]

The art director of the single was British graphic designer Scott King and the photographer was Jonathan de Villiers. Murphy is depicted wearing a design by English fashion designer Gareth Pugh on the cover.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

"Let Me Know" received positive reviews from music critics. While reviewing Overpowered, Mark Edwards of The Sunday Times commented that the song's hook is "strong enough to compensate for the album's duller moments."[2] Nick Levine of Digital Spy gave the song four out of five stars, stating that it "melds propulsive synths, a nineties house piano riff and Murphy's crystalline vocals to create a groove that's harder to resist that a night of passion with Brad or Angelina (or both of them—whatever floats your boat, eh?)."[3] Gemma Hampson wrote for musicOMH that it "retains a bit of that Moloko odd-ness that set the band aside from all the other disco, funk, dance groups around at the same time. Murphy's soft and feminine voice sits well above the '80s bouncy bass and funky electro percussion. It's got a good, retro beat, ruined slightly by the dated fake piano heard all too much in dance in the past 25 years."[4]

Track listings[edit]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of the CD single.[9]

  • Róisín Murphy – vocals, production, songwriting
  • Dan Carey – mixing
  • Andy Cato – engineering, instruments, production, songwriting
  • Ill Factor – additional production
  • Scott King – art direction, design
  • Kevin Rudolf – guitar
  • Alexis Smith – studio assistance
  • Jonathan de Villiers – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[10] 25
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[11] 10
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[12] 82
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[13] 11
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 88
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[15] 23
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Louis (7 April 2008). "Roisin Murphy: Overpowered". Sleevage. Archived from the original on 26 June 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Edwards, Mark (14 October 2007). "Roisin Murphy: Overpowered". The Sunday Times. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Levine, Nick. "Roisin Murphy: 'Let Me Know'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 13 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Hampson, Gemma (October 2007). "Róisín Murphy – Let Me Know (EMI)". musicOMH. Archived from the original on 2 August 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Let Me Know (Radio Edit) – Single by Róisín Murphy". iTunes Store (GB). Archived from the original on 16 November 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Let Me Know – EP 1 by Róisín Murphy". iTunes Store (GB). Archived from the original on 8 November 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Let Me Know – EP 2 by Róisín Murphy". iTunes Store (GB). Archived from the original on 5 February 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Let Me Know (Demo Version) – Single by Róisín Murphy". iTunes Store (GB). Retrieved 13 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "Let Me Know" (UK CD 1 liner notes). Róisín Murphy. EMI. 2007. CDEMS 728. 
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Róisín Murphy – Let Me Know" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Róisín Murphy – Let Me Know" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  12. ^ "European Hot 100 Singles". Billboard. 119 (43). 27 October 2007. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  13. ^ "Roisin Murphy: Let Me Know" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Róisín Murphy – Let Me Know" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Archive Chart: 2007-10-14". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  16. ^ "Roisin Murphy: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 November 2016.

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