Murkage Dave Unveils Thoughtful New Single ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’

Joe Simpson

By Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson

11 Oct 2022

East Londoner Murkage Dave returns following the release of his sophomore album with new single, ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’. Produced by Star Slinger, ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ builds on the conversation Dave began with ‘The City Needs A Hero’ a widely-celebrated album that covered themes of; inner-city living, sadness, love, escape, masculinity, race, identity and so much more. Confronting realities and tackling resentment on ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Dave encourages the listener (and perhaps himself) to keep their head on their shoulders knowing things are never as bad as they seem. 

Later this month he sets off on his ‘The City Needs A Hero’ UK tour, beginning in Bristol on 21st October and ending in London Islington Assembly hall on 31st October, it will be a series of shows not to be missed.

“It’s been a weird year man. i can’t be the only one who’s felt that right? mentally I’ve been through some dark dark times, but thankfully i’m beginning to see a path through. and what i’m trying to say with Choose Your Own Adventure is, life isn’t fair man, but we’ve always got hope, and the option to look at things from a different perspective. That’s not a promise things will turn out perfect, but what we can do is decide which moves we want to make next, which direction we want to travel in. which for me makes life worth living”

Arguably one of the most authentic and important voices in the UK scene, Dave is more inspired than ever and currently sitting on a batch of new songs which he says further delve into the themes explored on ‘The City Needs A Hero’. The album was a momentous occasion for the Leytonstone-born musician but it came with its own battles as Dave navigated the ever-challenging music industry as an independent artist. Not afraid to practice what he preaches, Dave’s music has become a comfort blanket for a lot of people in pain, but this time, it was his pain he was sharing as the album process took its own toll on him. Without trying, Dave has become a role model for many (especially men) who keep their feelings within, and hopefully, sharing his own story will help others in the process.

Over the past two projects, Dave has consistently pushed boundaries and moved the conversation forward in the most positive and forward-thinking way. Over his career, to date, Dave has gained support from the likes of Pharrell Williams, Young Fathers, Iggy Pop, Pitchfork, The Fader, The Times, Complex, The Face, BBC R1 to name just a few. With new music on the way, he continues to challenge his listeners and the status quo and in doing so makes the UK scene a better place for all.