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MANGA SAINT HILARE DROPS REFLECTIVE ALBUM "EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL" - A GRIME JOURNEY THROUGH PARANOIA AND SAFETY


Manga Saint Hilare
British Grime pioneer Manga Saint Hilare takes centre stage with his latest offering, 'Everything Is Under Control.'

Produced entirely by MoreNight, the 16-track album is an introspective journey that delves into the realms of paranoia and safety, showcasing Manga's evolution as an artist.


At the core of 'Everything Is Under Control' lies a battle between two contrasting feelings: paranoia and safety. Partnering with producer MoreNight, Manga Saint Hilare ventures into new sonic territories, exploring a variety of sounds for the first time in his career. The album, curated over two transformative years, represents a crucial chapter in Manga's life as he embarks on the fatherhood journey.


Kickstarting off with an unmistakably grimy hat-trick,'Can’t Keep Getting Away With It,' 'Like I Said,' and 'Exercise' featuring Kamakaze, Manga sets the project ablaze with his iconic sound.. As the project unfolds, it seamlessly shifts towards ambient jungle with the track 'They.' An ode to influential women in Manga's life, 'U Be U' captures themes of self-empowerment and identity, featuring empowering vocal contributions from Manga and Latvian-born Eliza Legzdina.


Fellow Grime linchpin Frisco joins Manga on the fiery track 'Kill Sound,' showcasing an effortless trade-off across an uptempo production. Longtime collaborator and friend Murkage Dave contributes to the emotionally charged 'It’s Ok To Open Up,' zooming in on the realities of discussing mental health - a firm favourite from the project.



The recent single 'Alarm Bells,' featuring Grime heavyweights JME and P Money, carries a bold spirit throughout, reflecting Manga's fearlessness in artistic expression.


The album's thematic depth reflects Manga Saint Hilare's exploration and self-discovery, transcending the boundaries of traditional Grime. A three-time MOBO Nominee for Best Grime Act, Manga's influence in the scene is further reinforced. It's clear that this album marks a significant phase for Manga, embracing the title of "grown grime" as he enters fatherhood. 'Everything Is Under Control' is a testament to his cool-headed approach and steady hand, guiding listeners through a sonic exploration of matured grime, paranoia, and the safety that comes with embracing new phases in life.


As he embarks on a 6-leg UK tour next month, including notable cities like Plymouth, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, and a headline show in London at Hootananny, Manga Saint Hilare proves that, indeed...


"Everything Is Under Control"


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