Mura Masa gives Wallows and Clairo’s ‘Are You Bored Yet?’ a chilled new rework
UK-based multi-instrumentalist/producer, Mura Masa, has been rather quiet since his sophomore album, R.Y.C., came out at the top of this year just before global quarantines began. The album’s lead single, “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again,” with Clairo was a seamless introduction to the English musician’s new alt-leaning direction with its left-of-center, genre-less soundscapes.
For his first offering since, Mura Masa pays the favor back to Clairo with a remix of her TikTok hit collaboration with Wallows, “Are You Bored Yet?” The bedroom pop original is built on an 80s-inspired arrangement of synths and a catchy chorus, however, for this re-imagination, Mura Masa decides to construct a new downtempo arrangement that takes the remix is a completely new direction. Pairing Clairo’s soothing vocals with lead singer Dylan Minnette’s distorted vocals, Mura Masa creates a remix that will allow fans of the original to enjoy both Clairo and lead singer Dylan Minnette’s duet in a different, yet altogether mellow new environment.
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