M.anifest raps about the challenges of day-to-day living on the Juls-produced “Confusion.” The upbeat song has an animated video depicting life in a current-day African city as well as clues for the title of his upcoming album. He just completed the “No Fear” collaboration with Chicago rapper Vic Mensa. M.anifest, who is a rap veteran of more than 10 years, explained the textures of “Confusion” in a statement.
“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 ‘Confusion’ 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”
M.anifest’s fifth album will be coming out this summer.