Ones to Watch says, "In case you haven't heard the masterpiece that is Danny McCook's (A.K.A. Saint Mesa's) 'Murky,' the track feels like a ritualistic battle song, dripping with foreboding intensity. The song's innate cinematic presence yearns to be accompanied by an equally omnipotent video, one that embodies and escalates the raw power of the composition."
Earmilk says of the haunting single, "'Murky' is a three and a half minute tour de force that transports the listener...Saint Mesa paints a vibrant and visceral picture of the tense and awful beauty that is nature. This single is unique, raw, uplifting, and beautiful..."