by Heather Hoch
The Strange Music collaboration of rapper Murs and Miami-based Latin hip hop group ¡Mayday! might seem like an unlikely mash-up, but both sides agree it’s all about the intensity.
“I feel like I have cannons behind me,” Murs says.
The live set-up, which you can experience for yourself at The Rock on Saturday, November 29, features all members standing and performing. Murs says the passion and energy of their live shows “has to be seen to believed.”
“It’s like when you’re playing pinball and then you get the extra ball,” Murs explains. “I’m the extra ball.”
Obviously Murs, who is known for his love of comic books, hasn’t lost his geekiness in the merger. After all, ¡Mursday! has a song called “Bitcoin Beezy.” However, both Murs and Gianni Cash of ¡Mayday! agree that the lyrical content of the ¡Mursday! project is lighter and “more laid back” than their other work.
“They add pop hooks,” Murs says. “We’re trying to bring credible music to the mainstream while not compromising our integrity.”
“We really want to get a Latin Grammy,” Cash says jokingly.