Hailed as the hottest record of summer before it's even begun, Mura Masa's new jam What if I go? is a sizzling future hip hop anthem loaded with boozy steel drums and spirited vocals, a collaboration we've been anticipating since fellow London vocalist bonzai stepped onto the scene.
With new future beat makers like oshi, Else, & ELOQ popping up across the globe, Mura Masa has become a staple in any modern music library. At just 19 y/o, the London producer has truly made a prodigious name for himself; his debut EP Someday Somewhere reaching over 4.5 million Soundcloud plays on the single FireFly alone. Hot off the trail of Love For That (the first single from his debut album), What if I go? finds Mura Masa utilizing a similar style of 'swervehop' beatmaking that combines tropical instrumentals with a fusion of hip hop and future bass. Supported by new-to-the-scene songstress bonzai, the two compose a tune that is both danceable and feel good wrapped into one.
Starting with classic hip hop drum sampling joined by staccato synths, steel drums, and an atmospheric mix of harp, piano, and percussion, What if I go? draws it's listener in with catchy rhythms and idiosyncratic groove. The track maneuvers through a contrasted soundscape, falling to a delicate bridge and picking up to distort bonzai's soulful vocals over infectious, unwavering bass. Craving more? Check out both bonzai & Mura Masa at their socials below and be sure to grab What if I go? at iTunes here!
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