BEST NEW VIDEOS: MURA MASA - LOVE FOR THAT (FT. SHURA)

11/30/15
Mura Masa - Love For That

Alex Crossan is a 19 year old producer/singer-songwriter from Guernsey in the Channel Islands who goes by the alias Mura Masa. Despite his young age, the London-based artist has exceptional talent and an emotional depth not usually associated with teenagers. The video for “Love For That (ft. Shura)” serves as a perfect example of both these points.

According to Crossan, this song is “a sort of lament on falling in and staying in love for the wrong reasons,” and the video plays to this theme. A single-cut, highly-choreographed interpretive dance piece which features a male and female duo who are literally chained together via handcuffs, the video for “Love For That” is emotive and powerful. The metaphor is not subtle, but it’s highly effective.

It helps that this song is tremendous in its own right. Shura’s angelic vocals float over the sleepy beat. Combined with this imagery and it all quickly blends together and becomes unforgettable.

 

MURA MASA “LOVE FOR THAT (FT. SHURA)”

“Love For That” is the first single off Mura’s upcoming sophomore LP AND it’s available now. We’ll leave you with the lyrics to “Love For That”:

tell me, do you think i'm being sentimental cause
all this time i've been tryna work out what it was
that brought me close to you, wish i could feel it now
they don't fall in love for that
they don't fall in love for that
it's all for you

(chorus)
they don't fall in love for
they don't fall in love for
they don't fall in love for
they don't fall in love for
they don't fall in love for
they don't fall in love for
they don't fall in love for
it's all for you
they don't fall in love for
they don't fall in love for
they don't fall in love for
they don't fall in love for
they don't fall in love for
they don't fall in love for
they don't fall in love for
it's all for you

baby i'm not the one to help you make decisions cause
i need some time from you to know if this is best for us
if i don't think it's right, you'll think i'm wrong
they don't fall in love for that
they don't fall in love for that
it's all for you
london, let me see your lighters

(chorus)

 

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