With a handful of singles under his belt, rising Toronto-based poet Mustafa has shown why he’s one to watch in the coming years. Having originally gained traction as Mustafa the Poet for ‘Remember Me’, a short film created in tribute to the late Smoke Dawg, Mustafa released his debut single ‘Stay Alive’ (produced by Frank Dukes and James Blake) in March 2020. The deeply emotional single was followed up this past summer with ‘Come Back’, another stunning collaboration with Blake.
As part of his A COLORS SHOW, Mustafa shares a soothing stripped-back rendition of ‘Air Forces’, his latest single which features production from Frank Dukes and Jamie xx. Soundtracked by delicate guitar chords and samples of Sudanese tribal chants, Mustafa creates an entirely intimate and captivating atmosphere with his soft vocals as he sings “Don’t crease your Air Forces/ Just stay inside tonight/ You know what’s happening outside” in the opening verse. Watch Mustafa’s performance of ‘Air Forces’ above, it’s two-and-a-half minutes of pure excellence.