FilCan R&B duo from Vancouver, MANILA GREY drops their new songs BLUE VEGETA and SHIBUYA from their upcoming No Saints On Knight Street project.
MANILA GREY’s Neeko and Soliven are leading the new wave of the most influential Filipino-Canadian artists reshaping the outlook of Asian-Canadians. Recognized by Complex as one of “20 Canadian Artists to Watch Out For in 2020”. Influenced by artists like Musiq Soulchild and City & Colour, for Soliven and Outkast, Bow Wow and Usher, for Neeko.
Creating music with their in-house producer azel north, they created the project “No Saints Loading” with hit songs like Timezones that has 7.8 million views and Silver Skies with 3.9 million views on Youtube and millions of streams in Spotify. MANILA GREY’s music gives you an 80’s wavy trap vibe and punchy beats.
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Blue Vegeta, a Dragon Ball Z character and Shibuya, a ward in Tokyo popular for the crosswalk known as the scramble, are references to their Asian influences. In an interview with HYPEBEAST they have been vocal about a big driving force in creating music, they said, “It’s always been about creating the best music we can for everyone, but growing up barely having any Asian-American or Asian-Canadian influences to look up and relate to is also a big driving force on why we do this,” Neeko explains. “Y’all should see all the hard-working people behind the scenes, too,” Soliven adds. “We didn’t even realize how many Asian artists, graphic designers, art directors, stylists, managers, video directors, curators, etc. who are so essential in driving the business and creative process of the music industry. That makes us so happy.”