Mura Masa his much-anticipated, self-titled debut album, will be released on July 14th on his own imprint of Anchor Point (via Polydor/Interscope Records).

‘Mura Masa’ is set to feature an extraordinarily diverse cast-list: ranging from Damon Albarn, Christine & The Queens and Charli XCX to A$AP Rocky, Desiigner, Jamie Lidell, A. K. Paul, and affiliates of Alex’s own Anchor Point family (like Nao, Bonzai and Tom Tripp).

In and amongst all that, musically you’re as likely to find Prince-style wired funk sitting next to trap as you are tropical-inflected house and acoustic balladry. It’s singularly Mura Masa’s vision of what pop music (and modern British culture) should look like in 2017. Even the artwork rejects the idea of running to the page, or living in a box.

Featuring acclaimed early singles ‘Firefly’, ‘What If I Go?’, ‘Love$ick’ and ‘1 Night’, ‘Mura Masa’ – says Alex - captures “the confusion and chaos of being 20 and living in London for the first time.” The trial and errors of youth are all here, but drawn together by the importance of togetherness, and the challenge to connect (however isolated your upbringing, messy your love life, or busy your city). Digging into a dizzying array of musical subcultures, at the centre of it all is a young Guernsey singer and producer barely out of his teens, whose hard work and innate curiosity has led to the point of curating an album alongside lifelong heroes, cult figures, and emerging talent. The results are a work of coherence, variety, and vitality – it is, quite simply, ‘Mura Masa’.

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