MURA MASA RETURNS WITH
“I DON’T THINK I CAN DO THIS AGAIN”
FIRST SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING SECOND ALBUM
PLAYING SELECT DATES WORLDWIDE THIS SUMMER
“There’s a world of plink and ping in the songs of Mura Masa…He’s a denizen of an interconnected planet, with… a world of instruments and sounds to draw on, and a confident craftsman’s sense of what to include and what to leave out. His songs also understand that no system can contain or predict the vagaries of the human heart”—The New York Times
“[Mura Masa]’s sonic and visual output feels like an homage to a young, queer, diverse London that we’d all like to believe is the future.”—Interview
Grammy-winning producer, songwriter and vocalist Mura Masa unveils a new track, “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” featuring Clairo, today, his first new music since the release of his much-lauded, self-titled debut album in 2017. Listen here. The single is the first to be released from Mura Masa’s forthcoming second album.
“This is the beginning of rolling out a new direction for Mura Masa, which has a much heavier focus on band and guitar music,” says Mura Masa, a.k.a. Guernsey-born 23-year-old Alex Crossan. “Punk and new wave is the music I grew up playing so it feels like an exciting return for me. I’m thrilled to debut this new sound with one of indie music’s most exciting and talented songwriting newcomers in Clairo. To me, this is the zeitgeist of the next year in music; a new type of band.”
Following a massive headline set at Primavera’s Amphitheatre, Mura Masa continues a global run of dates this summer with a headline slot at the BBC Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds Festival this weekend. Additional confirmed shows include a Mura Masa-curated Manchester Warehouse Project with Black Midi, Nao, Joy Orbison, Jadu Heart and more on October 18, plus Pitchfork Paris later in the year with many more to follow soon.
Known for his ground-breaking, boundary-pushing production, Mura Masa has already won his first Grammy Award (and been nominated for two more, notably as first artist in history to be nominated as both a musician and creative director for the same album), been shortlisted for the Ivor Novello Awards, and surpassed 500,000 worldwide sales of his much-acclaimed debut album. Along the way, Crossan has also collaborated and shared stages with artists as disparate and acclaimed as A$AP Rocky, Christine & The Queens, Charli XCX and NAO, and been an early celebrator of Slowthai, Octavian, Koffee, Perfume Genius and many others. Widely critically acclaimed, The FADER praises his “boundless pop songs,” while NPR lauds his debut LP as “a feast of sounds and flavors” and i-D calls it “explosive.”
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