Mura magic: Mura Masa and Charli XCX get tropical on new song ‘1 Night’

Mura Masa and Charli XCX get tropical on new song ‘1 Night’

It’s filled with steel drums and Mura talked about the track on Radio 1 last night.

Fancy some Mura magic this morning? Yes? Well you’re in luck because Mura Masa is back with a brand new tune, and he’s only gone and got Charli XCX to join him for the ride.

They’ve teamed up for the wonderfully tropical ‘1 Night.’ Kicking off with a glassy, bottle-like percussion sound, Charli’s voice drifts across the top as things gradually build up into a cacophony of hip hop beats and steel drums over a super-catchy refrain. Makes you want to kick back on a beach somewhere.

Speaking to Mistajam, Mura explained how the collaboration came together: “I think I just had that beat lying around for a while and we sent it to a couple of people. Then Charli just did her thing.” He continued: “I think with a song like that and with someone like Charli, it was important to me not to make just another pop song. It had to be a little bit more interesting. I think hopefully this achieves a little bit of both worlds, like something from her world and something from my world.”

Listen to Mura Masa on Mistajam below. ‘1 Night’ starts at about 1:04. Read our Class of 2017 interview with Mura Masa here.

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