Mura Masa & Octavian Bring Percussion to the Forefront on ‘Move Me’
UK lad Mura Masa had one of the best electronic dance albums of 2017. His self-titled debut had critics cooing and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album. Naturally, he’s ready to move on from the format.
The “Love$ick” producer has fallen in love with the idea of the standalone single, an affair he’s ready to make public with “Move Me,” a dark, percussive tune featuring South London MC Octavian.
“I’ve been toying a lot with creating stand-alone moments rather than long-form releases,” Masa is quoted in a press release. “This is the first instance of letting a track be its own story and free in the world, rather than become overthought or forced into a bigger project.”
“Move Me,” the first original song from Masa since 2017’s mellow “U Never Call Me” with Jadu Heart, is moody and alluring. Masa says he only met Octavian four weeks ago, though the fast-moving relationship proved immediately fruitful.
“It feels to me like a super natural collaboration,” he continues. “I love what we’ve managed to do working together. In the time between now and the next LP/art project, I’d love to find more moments like this and put them onto the scene. That feels like the future to me.”