Mas Ysa excels at making invigorating, life-affirming tracks like "Why," one of the first songs to earn him attention, and the recently-released "Margarita." But his newest tune, "Gun," is a downtempo, percussion-less collaboration with Nicole Miglis of Hundred Waters. At times, the instrumentation even drops away completely to better shine the spotlight on the singers, and in this context, Mas Ysa’s voice takes on a ghostly, haggard edge. The lack of a beat doesn't mean that the song lacks power: jarring blurts of backing vocals give the track a sudden aggression. At times, it feels like you're stuck in the middle of a lovers' quarrel.
"Gun" will appear on Mas Ysa’s debut album, Serpah. Look for that July 24, and read FADER’s GEN F profile of the singer.