MURA MASA DROPS NEW TRACK ‘HOLLABACK BITCH’ (FT. CHANNEL TRES & SHYGIRL)
Latest single, ‘blessing me’, goes viral
New album – demon time – confirmed for September 16th release
Praise for second album, ‘R.Y.C’
“A bruising scrapbook for Britain’s maligned and confused…it’s a whole lot of fun, too” NME *****
“Mura Masa has built his career so far on a special kind of alchemy, coaxing the best out of – and melding together – a dizzying array of collaborators without ever losing the thread of his own distinct musical identity.” Mixmag
“You wouldn’t have blamed him for playing it safe…curveball after curveball” The Times ****
"Nothing is beyond possibility in the world of Mura Masa" Wonderland
“Mura Masa has set the bar for decades ahead” Dork *****
"Astonishingly talented" GQ
Listen to ‘hollaback bitch’ here: https://muramasa.lnk.to/hollabackbitch
Listen to ‘blessing me’ here: https://muramasa.lnk.to/blessingme
23 JUNE 2022 (TORONTO, ON) — Mura Masa has today dropped brand new club track ‘hollaback bitch’ featuring Channel Tres and Shygirl. It’s the latest preview of upcoming album demon time, which Mura Masa announced recently for a September 16th release alongside latest single ‘blessing me’: a collaboration with Pa Salieu and Skillibeng, ‘blessing me’ has exploded on TikTok with over 111 million global views already, having received its first play as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record In The World.
‘hollaback bitch’ is a step deeper into the hedonistic world of demon time. Fusing elements of house, vogue culture and early 2000s R&B, it sees the welcome reunion of Mura Masa and Shygirl (who notably worked together on a new version of Lady Gaga and BLACKPINK’s ‘Sour Candy’) in collaboration with LA producer & rapper Channel Tres. The result is thrillingly futuristic pop from Mura Masa, on an album in part about seeking those thrills in your life once more.
Beneath its hyperreal surface, demon time signals a deeper period of reflection for Mura Masa. He started work on the project shortly after his European tour in support of second album R.Y.C was curtailed by lockdown. Whilst that record’s world of imagined memories, raw emotional exploration and nostalgia-as-a-crutch might seem timely, Mura Masa went in the opposite direction: connecting the dots between his genre-shaping, Soundcloud origin story, and electronic music as it exploded on platforms like Tiktok to create songs that might soundtrack life ahead. There is a sense, too, of Alex stepping into a more curatorial world, bringing together a world-class, genre-wide mix of guests to achieve his vision (from slowthai, PinkPantheress and Lil Uzi Vert to Isabella Lovestory and Erika de Casier). From its Y2K aesthetic to its nocturnal arc, demon time ultimately explores ideas like what the future could have been, how a lost generation might find themselves again, and the freedom found by embracing chaos.
Nominated for his second Ivor Award recently for producing PinkPantheress’ ‘Just For Me’, Mura Masa has always resisted simple categorisation. An innovator as much as a musician, he has been featured on Forbes’ illustrious 30 Under 30 list and is a platinum-selling, Grammy-Award-winning (and 4 x nominated) artist, surpassing 2 billion streams and headlining shows at Alexandra Palace and Warehouse Project along the way. From his quiet upbringing in Guernsey to some of the world’s biggest artists jumping on tracks across his catalogue, Mura Masa has always looked towards where things should be heading. A young artist determined to make a difference - Alex also launched his 3T training scheme in 2020, designed to provide training and opportunity for underrepresented groups in the touring and live sector – his goal on ‘demon time’ remains a constant in an always-unpredictable career: to capture ‘that’ moment in pop culture, to make it Mura Masa’s own, and to move things forward.
With summer shows at the likes of Primavera under his belt – and a headline slot at Glastobury’s Lonely Hearts Club to come this weekend – watch out for more from Mura Masa coming soon.
Mura Masa - Summer Live Dates
25.06 - Glastonbury Festival, Somerset,
06.07 - Mad Cool Festival, Madrid
22.07 - Forum, Melbourne
23.07 - Enmore, Sydney
24.07 - Splendour Festival, Yelgun/Byron
27.07 - Town Hall (Elemental Nights), Auckland, New Zealand
31.07 - Fuji Rocks, Niigata, Japan
05.08 - Off Festival, Katowice
27.08 - All Points East, London, UK