Murs’s “1st Love” comes from the 2007 compilation Murs 3:16 Presents…Murs and the Misadventures of the Nova Express. Terrace Martin produced the sentimental song about losing a romantic partner. Murs’ storytelling about an unexpected loss captured the painful state of grief. The four-minute account took the listener from the excitement of a new relationship to feelings of regret and then gratitude. Murs gave one of his best performances on the subject of love which most rappers shun in the majority of their music. In 2018, Murs’s 11th album, A Strange Journey Into The Unimaginable was released on Tech N9ne’s Strange Music label.