Over the past couple years, Mura Masa has rapidly risen to worldwide fame. The 21-year-old producer brings a take to electronic music that’s fresh for the industry, utilizing unexpected instruments like flutes, steel drums and xylophones to create a crisp, forward-thinking signature sound. Since the announcement of the release date for his debut, self-titled album back in April, Mura Masa has kept the anticipation high with release after release from the offering, including “All Around The World,” “Blu,” “Second 2 None,” “Nuggets” and “helpline,” all of which feature notable guest artists. July 14 is finally here, and with it comes the full release of Mura Masa’s highly anticipated album.
All 13 tracks on Mura Masa embody the unique signature that the young producer has developed for himself. It features a few tracks that he released throughout 2016 along with the five singles that came out in the past few months, as well as a handful of brand new material. “Messy Love” is one of these new tracks, and could be the best example of Mura Masa’s ability to layer vastly different elements into one beautiful harmony – the track features xylophone, bubbling sounds of water, harp, vocals, various percussion styles, psychedelic guitar riffs and masterful production to create a stunning finished product. “Who Is it Gonna B” feat. A.K. Paul is yet another impressive new release that effortlessly blends genres, incorporating sounds of nature, a primal percussion style and atmospheric vocals with the always-stellar production.
Even with many tracks already being released, this album still sounds fresh, unexpected and new. With it Mura Masa has solidified himself as a force to be reckoned with, and we can’t wait to continue seeing him grow as an artist. Check out Mura Masa below and enjoy!