Duo MANILA GREY are one of Vancouver's fastest rising stars in the hip-hop and R&B scene. Steadily acclimatizing Asian-Canadian cultural tropes into the general public whilst maintaining modern trends and relevant pop culture influences, singer Soliven and rapper Neeko Francisco, have released "Change Me" as part of their 3-track single release produced by longtime collaborator azel north.
Boasting a smooth, sub-heavy production showered with a heavy futuristic-electronica aesthetic, "Change Me" is a hard-hitting R&B song with a distinct metallic tinge. The drawled out, silken-smooth lyrics are illuminated by the careful curation of layered sonic soundscapes, infusing a downtempo brazen dynamism in the track. While the song is a packed spacey production twinged with subtle backbeats, the Vancouver act still conveys an air of authenticity, of raw human emotions connected to 'change' and 'growth' as a person. Alluring and brooding, MANILA GREY and azel north have exhibited their multi-faceted talents via a visceral audial dreamscape of dark rhythms and assuring tones.