Following on from his recent collaboration with Grammy Award-nominated Chicago native, Vic Mensa, and with the summer release of his highly anticipated fifth studio album inching closer, award-winning Ghanaian rap veteran M.anifest shares his latest work, Confusion, produced by fellow Ghanaian native, Juls, Elias Jordan Atkinson and Efeoghene Alloh.
Rich in musicality from the very start, with lush guitar licks and percussion drums as the central elements of the alluring sonic bed of hip-hop and afrobeat, blended seamlessly together, Confusion is driven by M.anifest’s captivating wordplay, assured tone, and infectious melodic rap flow, as he weaves an enthralling tale about the beautiful chaos of living in a modern African city like his hometown Accra. According to M.anifest, “such is the paradox of life in our cities, that there is always a constant tension between the feeling of ‘hurry hurry’ and ‘ok wait’”.
Speaking about how the single came about, M.anifest said:
“Juls and I linked up in London to record Confusion. I had this strong urge to take an almost opposite approach to the happy guitars and triumphant horns. It’s what makes it compelling; the musical canvas is somewhat jovial, but the ideas laid on it are stark and brutally honest about real life. The line, ‘No money dey but they all pray hard / even outlaws are down by law, No GPS but they all explore’, sums up the message behind the song perfectly”.