MANILA GREY’s latest album, SOUND DRIFT, is a testament to the duo’s ability to seamlessly blend different genres and styles to create music that is both emotionally resonant and sonically innovative. The Vancouver-based hip-hop duo, comprised of Soliven and GHOSTRIDENEEKO, has been making waves in the music scene with their unique blend of R&B, trap, and futuristic production coming from azel north.
The album takes listeners on a journey through the ups and downs of relationships, the struggles of pursuing dreams, and the weight of personal demons. From the dreamy production and melodic vocals of the opening track, “Dark Crystals,” to the deep introspection on “Motherland,” SOUND DRIFT showcases MANILA GREY’s versatility and growth as artists.
One of the standout tracks is “Hoodie Back,” featuring Guapdad 4000. The song seamlessly blends Guapdad’s unique flow with MANILA GREY’s signature dark yet upbeat sound to create an energetic and lively track that immediately grabs listeners’ attention. The production on this song is both intricate and bold, with a sample-heavy beat that gets your head bopping instantly.
SOUND DRIFT is a testament to the duo’s ability to craft music that is both introspective and relatable, with lyrics that touch on the complexities of modern life and relationships. The album’s production is both atmospheric and hard-hitting, with beats that flawlessly transition from one track to the next. They do the best job of painting the picture of life in Vancouver through their music, they are trailblazers for the city and encapsulate all that makes it great.
With this release, MANILA GREY has solidified their place as one of the most exciting acts in Canadian hip-hop and beyond. Their ability to blend different genres and styles while maintaining their signature sound is a testament to their talent and versatility. SOUND DRIFT is a must-listen for anyone looking for a fresh and innovative take on hip-hop and R&B. Catch MANILA GREY in a city near you this summer, they are about to embark on a 14-stop American tour and I can promise you its not a show you want to miss.
Listen to SOUND DRIFT on all platforms here!