Rising UK producer Alex Crossan, aka Mura Masa, is prepping to release his debut album on July 14th.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$AP Rocky and more.The self-titled LP features an impressive list of veteran collaborators, such as ASAP Rocky (“Love$ick”) and Charli XCX (“1 Night”). Damon Albarn also appears, contributing the album’s latest single, a late-night slow jam called “Blu”.
When asked about how the song came together, Crossan explained that he and Albarn had originally met up to discuss possibly working together on the new Gorillaz album, Humanz. He had a “mad studio, a Bee Gees brand drum machine from the ’60s or ’70s,” Crossan recounted to Beats 1’s Zane Lowe. After exchanging demo material, Albarn decided he wanted to be a part of “Blu”, a track Crossan originally wrote for his girlfriend.