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Mura Masa And Bonzai’s Stripped Back Cover Of Drake’s ‘Controlla’ Is Spectacular

Written By Sam Murphy on 05/26/2016
Image: YouTube

Image: YouTube

Drake‘s music is essential disguised lonely music. Strip back the beats and egotistical persona and you’ve essentially got some really sad songs which is probably why Mura Masa‘s bare-boned cover of VIEWS track Controlla is actually quite moving.

He took on the tune with vocalist Bonzai using just a soft beat and a guitar. Bonzai crouched on the floor, navigating her way through the tune in a soulful, heartfelt way that revealed a whole other dimension to the dancehall flavoured track.

It was done for Radio 1’s Live Lounge where they also performed Mura Masa’s Bonzai-featuring What If I Go.

Bonzai and Mura Masa are both part of our Future Class Of 2016. Read why we think they’re the future here.