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 and became a drum and bass DJ. 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. Drawing from the lexicon of trip-hop, trap, and electronica to which he has always had a visceral reaction, 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 (Swae Lee, Wiz Khalifa), MUKS’ new single, “Falling,” distills his 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. MUKS is also a filmmaker, recently co-producing the Oscar-nominated global hit film The White Tiger.