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Mufasa

Mufasa brings the globe together on his new track World Needs Love.

It’s one thing to go viral on social media. It’s an entirely different story to do that and keep up the traction by releasing hit after hit. Since the release of his viral hit in the pandemic, it’s something Mufasa understands and relates to. His latest single World Needs Love proves that he’s not just a viral moment — he’s an artist with a compelling perspective with lyrics and sonics to match.

World Needs Love keeps in line Mufasa’s goal: bring the fun back to house music. 1883 Magazine chats with him about doing just that, his new single, and much more.

 

What was it about music that made you want to pursue it as a career?

I never really saw myself taking music seriously until our viral skit turned into the Friday song. It made me realize how powerful music is and how you can convey a message through music.

 

How has your artistry changed and developed since going viral during the pandemic?

It’s been evolving through trial and error. Just being comfortable with being uncomfortable and trying different things out of my shell.

 

What was the inspiration and creative process behind ‘World Needs Love’?

I met up with Nektunez, a producer based in atlanta. He dm’d me and wanted me to pass by the studio to hear his tracks he was about to put out. A very super talented individual. Fast forward to some months later, he played me the instrumental he was working on and I was hooked instantly. At the time, I just kept hearing bad news happening around the world or people I knew that passed away from violence and made me think of the hook.

 

Was there anything that you did differently during the writing of ‘World Needs Love’ that surprised you about yourself?

The whole process surprised me honestly. With this being my first single, I didn’t think I would take the steps to make a solo song.

 

What did you learn about yourself while writing and recording it?

I learned to not think too much into it. I was hesitant to release the song cause I was getting anxious but everytime that happens, I take it as a good sign and it gave me that reassurance to get this song out into the world.

 

Your music is constantly referred to as something that’s “bringing the fun back to house music.” What does that mean to you?

It’s a great feeling. I’m just blessed to be a vessel in house music. I hope that others that want to create house music in the future want to do the same.

 

Social media has been integral to the rise of your career. What has surprised you most about the response to your music on social media?

The fact that till this day, people are still listening and connecting to my music like it’s the first time they heard it. It’s mind blowing because coming up, your peers around you will doubt or think less of you for dreaming big and fast forward, im influencing lives around the world.

 

What are some artists and tracks that influenced the song?

Honestly, none.

 

What 3 songs would you choose to soundtrack your perfect day?

sam gellaitry – assumptions
lil uzi – i just wanna rock
nicholas cole – the weekend

 

Lastly, what can we expect next from you?

I have some things coming up that i can’t spoil yet, just keep your eyes peeled.

 

World Needs Love is out now.

 

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