It’s not just a silver lining for MANILA GREY, their whole sky is silver. Even cloudy days gleam with a chrome sheen for these dudes. The Vancouver duo’s new cut “Silver Skies” shines with the glow of an ’80s night drive dipped in modern Canadian icy vibes. With a glossy beat by in-house producer azel north, Soliven and Neeko take lyrics about their jewelry and shorties and imbue them with depth and emotion. “We all just locked into a studio and made the record happen,” azel tells us. “We started the record with the drums, and synth chords I laid down.” It’s the lead single for their upcoming sophomore project No Saints On Knight Street.
The video, shot in the Philippines by director Matt Dennison, is full of lush greenery, wide-open spaces, and pristine beach fronts. It’s part of MANILA GREY’s broader goal to connect with their roots and bring the tropics to the world. They most recently came to town to open for A$AP Rocky at an industry event (the day after someone tried to steal his shoe at Xylo). Before that, they popped out to perform their break out single “Timezones” to a very litty crowd at Black Market.