Close to a year has passed since href="http://dancingastronaut.com/tag/mura-masa">Mura Masa gave the world a taste of his debut album with its first single, the A$AP Rocky-assisted “ href="http://dancingastronaut.com/2016/09/mura-masa-links-aap-rocky-loveick/">Love$ick.” In the past year, Alex Crossan has systematically given his international following further insights into the project, unveiling singles from the LP at an increasingly frequent rate.
Today, July 14, the 21-year-old producer has released Mura Masa in its entirety. The feature-heavy album, which contains previously available collaborations with the likes of href="http://dancingastronaut.com/tag/damon-albarn">Damon Albarn, href="http://dancingastronaut.com/tag/charli-xcx">Charli XCX, href="http://dancingastronaut.com/tag/desiigner">Desiigner, and more, also contains a number of hitherto unreleased selections. Among the new tracks from Crossan’s debut full-length effort are “Nothing Else” and Who Is It Gonna B” – respective collaborations with singers href="http://dancingastronaut.com/tag/jamie-lidell">Jamie Lidell and A.K. Paul – and solo compositions “Messy Love” and “Give Me The Ground.”
Existing somewhere in the stylistic space between James Blake and Cashmere Cat, Mura Masa marks a strong debut album for the British prodigy – one which is unique to his style and foreshadows a promising future, both critically and commercially.
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Featured image by Roger Ho, courtesy of Coachella 2017.
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