Whatever your expectations may be from a Mura Masa and Shura collaboration, the Game of Thrones-style strings and woodwind intro is almost certainly not one of them. What is more predictable, however, is the quality and assurance of this track from two fine musical minds. Shura’s slinky vocal is swathed in Mura Masa’s irresistible beats and a spacious, strange but perplexingly coherent soundscape.
As someone who has never shied away from dealing with the complexities of relationships in her lyrics, Shura loses none of that disarming honesty in ‘Love For That’ in which she laments falling in love for the wrong reasons and its unshakeable hold. For anyone who has been crushed by ‘2Shy’ or ‘Just Once’, ‘Love For That’ might cause similar welling-up on the dance-floor as Shura admits “I need some time from you to know if this is best for us”. That’s before a deep voice interjects with the demand “London, let me see your lighters” and goes some way to lighten the tension in a track which remains playful without ever verging too far into the ridiculous. Beyond the ‘Shura Masa’ pun opportunity, the team-up between both artists is clearly well-matched and is a promising first single from Mura Masa’s debut album.
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