Mura Masa released his second album R.Y.C. (Raw Youth Collage) last week. Like much of what Mura Masa has put out, the album has a diverse sound each with lyrics that kind of makes us think a little deeper about our lives.
The title track ‘Raw Youth Collage’ has a nostalgic theme of childhood and past life. It’s a little eerie to think about at a younger age but still relevant. We’ve grown up and our childhood isn’t our lives anymore.
While some songs may seem daunting, the sound Mura Masa has produced on the album is exceptional. The music changes immediately from a slower tempo to a fast one between the first and second tracks yet still shows us Mura’s unique production throughout.
Mura Masa’s Collabs
On the 11 song album, we hear again from slowthai, who has collabed with Mura Masa before. ‘Deal Wiv It’ doesn’t sound like their previous collab but slowthai’s distinct vocals are heard and gives us a tune to dance to.
The album also includes collaborating artists Clairo, Ellie Rowsell, Georgia, Ned Green, Tirzah, and Wolf Alice.
The Sound and the End
At the end of the album, we hear ‘(nocturne for strings and a conversation)’ giving our heads and hearts a little time to think about all we’ve gone through. Completely instrumental, ‘(nocturne for strings and a conversation)’ is the perfect ending to Mura Masa’s sophomore album.
Along with the album and music videos, Mura Musa is set to go on tour on February 20th. The tour dates are below.
These songs are super diverse and if you’ve never listened to Mura Masa before, we highly recommend listening to this album if not all his music.
We’d love to hear your faves from R.Y.C and what your thoughts are on Mura Masa’s incredible music-making. Comment below or tweet us @TheHoneyPop.
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