Mura Masa Releases his First Track of 2021
Laura Lee - December 5, 2021

Changes

By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

Just last week, Alex Crosson, also known as Mura Masa received his second Grammy nomination for the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical award in the past three years, and the fourth Grammy nomination of his career. Unlike this year, the British producer took the award home In 2019, when he won for his remix of the song Walking Away. Mura Masa’s most recent album, R.Y.C dropped last year. Since then, the artist has released one single and is already suggesting another upcoming album.

 

 Mura Masa performs onstage on day 3 of FYF Fest 2017 at Exposition Park on July 2017 in California

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Just a few days before the awards ceremony, Mura Masa released his new track “2gether” featuring vocalist Greten Hänlyn. He posted the single’s cover art on his Instagram with a caption announcing his nomination and his single, giving credits for the colorful demon illustration to Portuguese artist Ema Gaspar. He finished the post suggesting people subscribe to his mailing list, hinting at more upcoming releases: “U should also click the link in my bio and sign up for my mailing list, gunna b dropping bits there (incl some sample packs) 🐸 stay safe everybody love u.” On the day he released the song, he posted a follow-up on Instagram, expressing his shock for the number of streams it had gotten in such a short amount of time, and his appreciation to his fans: “100,000 streams in a few hours is different!! Feels so good to have taken so much time away from releasing my own music to get my mind and my ideas right and come back to such a warm reception. Love u all my lil demons”.

 

For those of you who are curious about the magic behind Alex Crosson’s music, the award-winning producer posted a “how I made 2gether” video on his TikTok. In TikTok, he shows what sounds he combines and the steps he took to make the song, with added annotations and funny gifs to spice up his content and add a more comedic side to the romantic song. The new single can be streamed on all music platforms as well as the Mura Masa website, where you can also sign up for his newsletter, find his social media such as the TikTok tutorial account, or see his upcoming tour dates!