It seems as though all of our favorite producers are bringing out their best before the close of the decade. 2019 has seen revivals from Dog Blood, Flume, Madeon, Cashmere Cat, and Wave Racer, with Mura Masa being the latest artist to make a comeback. The London-bred producer soared to new heights in 2017 following the release of his groundbreaking debut self-titled album, which featured A$AP Rocky, Charli XCX, and Desiigner. Since then, fans have patiently awaited his sophomore project and today shows the first sign of what’s to come.
Enlisting lo-fi singer-songwriter Clairo, “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” is an ambitious blend of luscious indie verses and grungy-electronic choruses. Brilliantly crafted and ahead of its time, “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” is unlike anything we’ve heard recently, yet still carries that Mura Masa stamp. Flush with wavy guitar melodies and emotional lyricism, Mura Masa and Clairo’s magnetic collaboration is instantly addictive and deserving of being played on repeat. Stream Mura Masa and Clairo’s infectious new single “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” below.
This is the beginning of rolling out a new direction for Mura Masa, which has a much heavier focus on band and guitar music. 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. – Mura Masa