DJ asal Guernsey, Alex Crossan, atau yang biasa dikenal dengan nama panggung Mura Masa, baru saja merilis single terbaru berjudul ‘Blu’ – hasil kolaborasi dengan frontman Blur dan co-founder Gorillaz, the one and only, Damon Albarn.
Hasilnya? Jauh dari kesan party song.
Sentuhan magis Damon Albarn membuat ‘Blu’ terdengar istimewa. Slow beat instrumental dan karakter vokal Albarn yang khas, membuat track terdengar seperti karya-karya Blur pada periode album ‘The Magic Whip’.
“It’ll give you maximum chill,” sebut seorang kritikus – dengar ‘Blu’ di bawah.
Alex Crossan sendiri mengakui jika dirinya adalah salah satu penggemar berat Gorillaz, “Meeting Damon Albarn was mad because [Gorillaz album] ‘Demon Days’ was the first album I bought, so getting to meet up and actually work with him was crazy.” [via NME]
“Originally we were talking about the Gorillaz record [‘Humanz’] and I was going to do some work on that, so I was asking questions like ‘What was it about? What should I be going for? What sounds should I use?’, and he put his hand on my leg and went, ‘we will see each other again – don’t worry’. That was very comforting and really special. I think I was being mentored by him in a way, whatever his intentions.”
Well, that’s it lads.
Silakan nikmati ‘Blu’ berdendang di telinga.