The Fil-Canadian hip-hop and R&B duo Manila Grey is set to release their upcoming album, No Saints on Knights Street on March 26th. Before the album releases, Manila Grey drops a new single Backhouse Ballin' featuring James Reid.
Nico Blitz of MYX will host the MYX Global premiere of the record Thursday 3/11 & Friday 3/12 with a Twitch raid train featuring DJs from all over the world.
The duo produces songs with a night rider, lo-fi vibe. The music video gives a Tokyo Drift theme with a psychedelic feel that you'd want to cruise along with. James Reid's feature fits perfect with Manila Grey's style as his own R&B sound adds to the track. The artists have been supporting each other's work especially when Manila Grey performed in Manila on their last tour. We're excited to see them perform the track together in the future.
Expect to hear tracks they've self-produced to original visuals for their upcoming album. With creative control over their music, Manila Grey are pulling all the stops. You can't make this up, they're definitely playing for keeps.
For another sneak peak of the album check out the visual to 00 Luck (Freestyle) that also released this week.
Manila Grey recently sat down with MYX Host Nico Blitz on The Lunch Table. The duo caught up before the MYX Global premiere. They chat about the upcoming album, having P-Lo feature on Zen Mode, working with James Reid on Backhouse Ballin', and their demo with Manila Killa. One of the things they mentioned was that all collaborations happened super organically.
Getting P-Lo on a track was cool because it was a Manila Grey tune with P-Lo adding his flavor instead adding the familiar Bay Area beat. As for Backhouse Ballin', the track was already produced but during their tour stop to Manila they caught up with James Reid. They asked if he would hop on the track and without hesitation, the Careless founder laid down his vocals.
The duo are particular with how they release their music. A track has to be "perfect" that everyone agrees on sound and what to release. With over a decade of friendships, their team has a right relationship and their core team puts each other in check. They talk about the "Mamba mentality" when it comes to their work ethic. They strive to always step up their game with their next release, their next visual or demo.
No Saints On Knight Street tracklist
1. Knight Street
2. In My Bag
3. Blue Vegeta
4. Zen Mode ft. P-Lo
5. 00 Luck (Freestyle)
6. Long Game (Neeko’s Redemption)
7. Shibuya Interlude ft. Renz Monclare
8. Shibuya ft. azel north
9. Deep Cut (Soliven’s Romance)
11. Backhouse Ballin’ ft. James Reid
12. No Mercy
13. Let’s All Get Along (LAGA)
From POP Inquirer
Cover Photo Credit: Manila Grey Facebook