Growing up in pre-millennial India meant music was MUKS’ only escape from the matrix of monoculture. Moving to London as a student proved education is never just academic. The amateur poet immersed himself in UK club culture, became a drum and bass DJ and, in Rimbaud's words, experienced the “boundless derangement of the senses to attain the unknown”.
MUKS began exploring how to use his primary instrument, his voice, to express himself, a ceaseless journey that continues to shape his present day work. “When I sing, melodies and lyrics flow in an intuitive process of creation and release. Nothing is premeditated”.
Drawing from the lexicon of hip-hop, trap and breakbeat that he has always had a visceral reaction to, MUKS’ new work immerses the listener in a hazy, dream-like world where half-forgotten memories of nostalgia and longing ebb and flow as he creates snapshots of the deeply subjective realities that lie on either side of failed relationships.
Co-produced by Marcus Andersson (Demi Lovato, Swae Lee, Wiz Khalifa), Falling distills MUKS’ wide-ranging influences into sultry and pensive late night R&B jams. His process of creation serves as a reflection of his psyche, holding up a mirror to his vulnerabilities.