Grammy-winning producer and artist Mura Masa (aka Alex Crossan) has shared a new track, “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” featuring Clairo, from his forthcoming second album. It’s Mura Masa’s first new music since his 2017 self-titled debut album, which was nominated for two Grammy Awards.
“I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” opens as a subtle acoustic number with warped synths and Clairo’s velvety vocals, but slowly evolves into a glitchy dance track with electric guitar flourishes. Mura Masa’s production know-how and genre-hopping abilities always keep listeners on their toes, and this new single opens an exciting gateway into indie-dance music.
“This is the beginning of rolling out a new direction for Mura Masa, which has a much heavier focus on band and guitar music,” Crossan says. “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 is set to headline the BBC Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds Festival this weekend, and he’ll appear at Pitchfork Paris later this year. He’ll also perform at Manchester Warehouse Project with a lineup that he curated, featuring Black Midi, Nao, Joy Orbison, Jadu Heart and more.
Watch the video for “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” below, and scroll down to check out Mura Masa’s upcoming tour dates.
Mura Masa Tour Dates:
24 – Reading, U.K. @ Reading Festival
25 – Leeds, U.K. @Leeds Festival
18 – Manchester, U.K. @ The Warehouse Project
31-02 – Paris, France @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris