Alex Crossan aka Mura Masa can lay claim to a co-writing and production credit on PinkPantheress’ viral hit “Just For Me”, and now the young TikTok star returns the favour by featuring on his new track “Bbycakes” – and they’ve brought Lil Uzi Vert and Shygirl along too.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, it flips the 2004 UK garage classic “Baby Cakes” by 3 of a Kind, with Mura Masa saying: “[It reminds me of a time] where all these new ideas were exciting and we were like ‘we’re living in the future’. And now we actually are and it’s really boring.”
Well, the future doesn’t seem so boring for the three minutes that “Bbycakes” is on, as Mura Masa somehow manages to balance all his different collaborators’ talents and pack them all into the song – without missing a step. Some light steel drums accentuate Lil Uzi Vert’s opening verse, PinkPantheress drops her usual insouciant brilliance in the middle, and Shygirl brings an extra level of technicality with her production chops.