Nazanin Mandi is a name that you may have read over the past few years in quick celebrity blurbs and entertainment headlines. Whether it was her auditioning for American Idol at the age of fifteen, starring in various TV roles, marrying R&B singer Miguel, or co-hosting her own podcast (Ladies Like Us), there has been no shortage of notable mentions. One endeavour that her name hasn't come up next to, though, is her own music. Until today.
Mandi proudly makes her debut with "Forever Mood", a scorching R&B/pop love ballad that appeals to the romantic in all of us.
Produced by The Code (and co-executive produced by Miguel and Midian), "Forever Mood" is a luscious track that finds its footing among evocative percussions and clean melodies. "Over the years, I have learned that there is so much beauty and truth in simplicity," Mandi shares. "'Forever Mood' is a straightforward take on love, nothing more and nothing less. "
By keeping the production simple, the track gives way to Mandi's sumptuous vocals. Tender but teeming with explosive potential, she expertly croons every loving line with a charming ardour and the hint of a smile. With Mandi's calm and collected delivery, it would be easy to assume this track was the result of a laid-back afternoon. In truth, though, "Forever Mood" feels refined due to its time inside Mandi's mind. "The release of 'Forever Mood', and my music as a whole, has been many years in the making. Most of the preparation started from within. I had to come to a place where I was confident and self-assured enough to show the world my talent, which they had seen so little of due to my fear. There is no better time than now to show the world my true self through the music I have worked so hard to create. "