Mura Masa has announced his new album R.Y.C. After exploding out from the UK underground to the mainstream conscious with his 2017 self-titled album that featured names like Charli XCX, NAO, Jamie Lidell & Damon Albarn and nominated for a Grammy, there is now pressure to live up those lofty expectations.
The British beatmaker will continue with some big features, but focusing on rising stars like Slowthai and Clairo. The LP is influenced by Derrida’s concept of hauntology and the irony of a digital world and increased urbanization, where it can feel incredibly lonely among cities of millions. It also explores how nostalgia grips a generation.
“This project is intended to explore the kind of necessity of nostalgia and escapism that I’ve noticed in my own life, but moreover in the lives of my friends and peers,” says Mura Masa in a statement. “If the story of the album is an exploration of the questions around that need, then ‘No Hope Generation’ is the explanation for that need. It’s meant as an anthem to anxiety, but also an acknowledgment of the tongue in cheek approach that most people my age have to the universal struggles of coming of age in the twenty-tens.”
Mura Masa has already released “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” with Clairo and now shares the poignantly titled “No Hope Generation." R.Y.C will be released on January 17, 2020. He is also heading out on tour at the end of winter and into the spring across North America and Europe.
Mura Masa - R.Y.C Tracklist:
2. No Hope Generation
3. I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again (with Clairo)
4. a meeting at an oak tree (with Ned Green)
5. Deal Wiv It (with Slowthai)
6. vicarious living anthem
7. In My Mind
8. Today (with Tirzah)
9. Live Like We’re Dancing (with Georgia)
10.Teenage Headache Dreams (with Ellie Rowsell)
11. (nocturne for strings and a conversation)