Mura Masa Taps Clairo For “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again”

Mike Wass | August 21, 2019 3:07 pm
Mura Masa & Charli's '1 Night' Video
The UK producer and Charli XCX have a hit on their hands with '1 Night.'

Mura Masa (AKA UK producer Alex Crossan) introduces his long-awaited sophomore LP with “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again.” A collaboration with breakout alt-pop star Clairo, the track begins whimsically with the featured artist reminiscing about relationship woes. “Remember when we used to fight, I’d stay up all night,” she sings over shimmery synths and guitar strings. “Trying to put it behind me, was it really that long ago?”

The track then takes a hard left on the post-chorus. “But I don’t think I can do this again,” Clairo admits, before ominous synths crash down. (I think there might even be a Basement Jaxx sample in there). “Punk and new wave is the music I grew up playing so it feels like an exciting return for me,” Mura Masa says. “I’m thrilled to debut this new sound with one of indie music’s most exciting and talented songwriting newcomers in Clairo. To me, this is the zeitgeist of the next year in music; a new type of band.”

Watch the special effects-laden, mind-melting video below.

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