Producer/songwriter/vocalist Mura Masa has dropped “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” featuring Clairo, his first new music since the release of his, self-titled debut album in 2017. “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.”
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.
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. Along the way, Crossan has also collaborated and shared stages with A$AP Rocky, Christine & The Queens, Charli XCX and NAO, and been an early celebrator of Slowthai, Octavian, Koffee, Perfume Genius and many others.
August 24 Reading Festival Reading, U.K.
August 25 Leeds Festival Leeds, U.K.
October 18 The Warehouse Project Manchester, U.K.
October 31-November 2 Pitchfork Music Festival Paris Paris, France