Mura Masa unveils ‘ Deal Wiv It’ (ft. slowthai), second album + world tour news

Mura Masa has today premiered explosive new single ‘Deal Wiv It’ (with slowthai), taken from his much-anticipated second album, ‘R.Y.C’ (Raw Youth Collage). The record will be released on January 17th, having been introduced by first single ‘I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again’ (with Clairo) and the project’s lyrical centrepiece, ‘No Hope Generation’. Mura Masa’s world tour is on sale now, including a massive first date at London’s Alexandra Palace on February 20th.

Full of urgency, anger, and caustic humour, ‘Deal Wiv It’ is a timely anthem of defiance set to the timeless influence of Britpop, Punk, and UK rap (all given Mura Masa’s thrillingly modern twist). The track is another culture-colliding moment for the Guernsey-born artist/producer and Northampton-based MC, who first collaborated on the Mercury nominee’s breakout track ‘Doorman’, and reunite alongside Deal Wiv It’s iconic one-shot video (filmed in a speeding car in Serbia). Mura Masa spoke to Another Man recently about ‘Deal Wiv It’ and further insight into ‘R.Y.C’ (Raw Youth Collage) here.

‘Deal Wiv It’ is a further window into the unique, purposefully-distorted world of ‘R.Y.C’ (Raw Youth Collage). It’s an ambitious and exciting left-turn from an artist and producer whose ability to always surprise is matched only by his remarkably consistent, singular vision. Breathing new life into – amongst other things – New Wave, Emo, Folk and 90s Rave – the results reinvent Mura Masa’s sound whilst also paying tribute to the alternative roots which shaped him when he first became a genuine musical outsider, growing up in the remote island of Guernsey. And it’s this fondness for the music of adolescence – reworked in thoroughly modern, bedroom-pop fashion – that became an analogue for the theme of the album as a whole…

‘R.Y.C (Raw Youth Collage) – Tracklist

1. ‘Raw Youth Collage’
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)’

World Tour (General Sale November 1st).

Thu 20 Feb || UK, London || Alexandra Palace
Sat 22 Feb || UK, Manchester || O2 Victoria Warehouse
Thu 27 Feb || Belgium, Antwerp|| Lotto Arena
Sat 29 Feb || Netherlands, Amsterdam|| AFAS Live
Tue 03 Mar || Switzerland, Zurich|| X-Tra
Thu 05 Mar|| Germany, Munich || Tonhalle
Sat 07 Mar ||Germany, Berlin || Columbiahalle
Tue 10 Mar ||Poland, Warsaw|| Stodola
Thu 12 Mar|| Denmark, Copenhagen || Vega
Sat 14 Mar|| Germany, Hamburg || Arena
Thu April 16 || San Francisco, CA || The Warfield
Wed April 22 ||Portland, OR || Crystal Ballroom
Thu April 23 || Seattle, WA || Showbox Sodo
Fri 24 Apr|| Vancouver, BC|| The Vogue
Tue 28 Apr ||Minneapolis, MN|| First Avenue
Wed 29 Apr|| Chicago, IL || The Riviera
Fri 01 May || Toronto, ON || Rebel
Sat 02 May|| Montreal, QC || MTelus
Sun 03 May ||Boston, MA || House of Blues
Tue 05 May ||Philadelphia, PA || Union Transfer
Wed 06 May ||Washington, DC|| Fillmore
Fri 08 May ||New York, NY|| Brooklyn Steel