Producer/songwriter Mura Masa has shared a new song, “bbycakes” featuring Lil Uzi Vert, PinkPantheress and Shygirl, today. The track is now available via streaming services. “I feel like ‘bbycakes is a future facing record. Clashing U.K. with U.S., hard drill music with cute U.K. garage culture, underground with overground. Most of all it’s a mission statement for the vicarious and playful nature that I think popular music needs to be looking to in order to soundtrack those crucial moments of fun and hedonism in an increasingly cynical culture,” says Mura Masa.The track, follows last year’s collaborations with Shygirl—on a rework of Lady Gaga’s “Sour Candy” for her remix album Dawn of Chromatica—and PinkPantheress—on “Just For Me” from her breakout debut.
“bbycakes” was the first track Mura Masa started working on after the global tour in support of his 2020 album R.Y.C. was halted by lockdown. Rather than continuing to explore that album’s preoccupation with nostalgia and a world of imagined memories, he forged ahead in the opposite direction, looking toward the future and connecting the dots between his genre-shaping Soundcloud origin story on the edge of electronic music. The song, which interpolates a 3 Of A Kind garage classic, thrusts the excitement and energy of the early 2000s into a new paradigm, offering a taste of one of the central themes of his next album.
Mura Masa—the 25-year-old songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Alex Crossan—has released two albums, toured the world, and collaborated with numerous artists, including Tirzah, Clairo, slowthai, Georgia and more.