Release Date: 17.01.2020
The first 1000 R.Y.C books are packaged with the 11 track CD
The R.Y.C book is a companion piece to Mura Masa's second album of the same name. Published by Topsafe and running at more than 100 pages it features words from Mura Masa, Georgia, Ellie Rowsell, slowthai and Ned Green with accompanying art, design and photography from Leon Sadler, Yannick Val Gesto, Jet Swan, Charlotte Maeva Perret, Finn Constantine, DD Spence, Stefania Batoeva, Roxy Lee, Melchior Tersen and Dexter Lander.
Raw Youth Collage is the sophomore project from British artist Mura Masa. It is intended to be a conceptual album focusing on the need for / dependency on nostalgia and regression in the wake of the often helpless feeling amongst today’s youth culture; there is a general melancholia surrounding a past excitement and innocence that is longing to be recaptured, but may never have existed.
Musically, these ideas will be explored through influences familiar to Alex from his childhood, including wide ranging guitar based music, idealistic club/dance music and other relics of the late 90’s and early 00’s. Collaborators were asked to write and contribute with these themes and references in mind.
1. Raw Youth Collage
2. No Hope Generation
3. I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again (with Clairo)
4. a meeting at an oak tree (with Ned Green)
5. Deal Wiv It (with Slowthai)
6. vicarious living anthem
7. In My Mind
8. Today (with Tirzah)
9. Live Like We’re Dancing (with Georgia)
10.Teenage Headache Dreams (with Ellie Rowsell)
11. (nocturne for strings and a conversation)