So far, Mura Masa has been teasing a heck of an album with his upcoming R.Y.C. He shared the Clairo-featuring banger “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” last summer, and now he’s back with another preview of the record that includes a female vocalist: “Teenage Headache Dreams,” which features Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell.
Like the Clairo-featuring song, “Teenage Headache Dreams” blends indie-rock sounds with electronic influences, and the result is a dynamic track that brings out the best of everybody and everything involved.
Mura Masa says the track might contain the overarching message of the album: “It’s possible to feel happy even if it means relying on something that isn’t necessarily true, or is half-imagined, or might not even have happened at all. If we can find a shared remembrance of a good time, we’re more likely to be able to find that again. A little bit of escapism is healthy.”
Rowsell also shared a quick note about the track, writing on Twitter, “Thanks for letting me be part of the little world you’ve created with your new album.”
— ellierowsell (@elliecrowsell) January 7, 2020
Beyond the aforementioned tracks, R.Y.C also features appearances from Slowthai, Ned Green, Georgia, and Tirzah.
Listen to “Teenage Headache Dreams” above.
R.Y.C is out 01/17 via Geffen Records. Pre-order it here.