Recently Colin Donnell (Upcoming: "Irreverent;” “Chicago Med”) and Patti Murin (Upcoming: In Merry Measure; Frozen) joined iHeartRadio Broadway's SJ Arnegger to talk about their first joint album, Something Stupid, which was released on November 18th via Broadway Records.
Conceived during lockdown, Murin and Donnell engineered their own vocals for the record from their newly formed home studio. The forthcoming album goes far beyond the couple’s well-known musical roots to include a variety of genres and beloved songs by Bruce Springsteen, Sara Bareilles, Jason Robert Brown, Paul Simon, and more. The eclectic selection of songs, comprised of solos and duets, touches upon the themes of searching, longing, and finding love.
Donnell and Murin said of the album, “We are so thrilled to release this album to the world. Robbie Rozelle and the entire team at Broadway Records have worked so hard and surpassed what we even thought was possible, resulting in a collaboration that perfectly represents both of us as musicians, and as individuals. We hope you love it as much as we do.”
The pair worked with producer Robbie Rozelle and co-producer Yasuhiko Fukuoka, and Luke Williams on subsequent arrangements and orchestrations to bring the new album to life.
“Patti and Colin’s careers and mine have crisscrossed for years. When I was looking for a new album to produce during the pandemic, they were the first people to leap to mind,” says Robbie Rozelle, Director of A&R for Broadway Records. “Collaborating with them during the pandemic and creating this album with them alongside arranger Luke Williams and co-producer Yasuhiko Fukuoka has been a dream from beginning to end.”
They previewed the 12-track album in February 2022 with the release of Murin’s, “The Next Right Thing” from Frozen II. Murin originated the role of ‘Princess Anna’ in the acclaimed Broadway production of Frozen in 2018.