Listen to Damon Albarn on new Mura Masa track ‘Blu’

UK producer will release his self-titled debut album on July 14

Mura Masa has unveiled a new track featuring Damon Albarn.

The UK producer, real name Alex Crossan, will release his self-titled debut album on July 14. It features guest appearances from Charli XCX, Desiigner, A$AP Rocky and more.

You can hear the Albarn-featuring track, titled ‘Blu’, at Apple Music or below via Spotify.

Blu (feat. Damon Albarn)

Blu (feat. Damon Albarn), an album by Mura Masa on Spotify

Speaking to NME recently, Crossan said: “Meeting Damon Albarn was mad because [Gorillaz album] ‘Demon Days’ was the first album I bought, so getting to meet up and actually work with him was crazy.”

“Originally we were talking about the Gorillaz record [‘Humanz’] and I was going to do some work on that, so I was asking questions like ‘What was it about? What should I be going for? What sounds should I use?’, and he put his hand on my leg and went, ‘we will see each other again – don’t worry’. That was very comforting and really special. I think I was being mentored by him in a way, whatever his intentions.”

Mura Masa also spoke about being labelled the “new Calvin Harris”.

He said: “Am I the next Calvin Harris? No. I think he has his own thing going on. I don’t know what I’m going to do next as well – like he went from being a little Scottish weedy kid making funk music to dating Taylor Swift and making number one records. And now he’s kind of pulling it back – it’s gone back into funk world. I’m a huge fan of him. He’s one of the best producers of the 21st century. Hopefully I’ll have a similar narrative to his where I try different things and grow like he did.”