Manga Saint Hilare drops feature length project ‘Make It Out Alive’

‘Get through what you are going through my Gs, make it out alive.’

After the release of five tracks this year, and a merch release to boot, Manga Saint Hilare drops the highly anticipated ‘Make it Out Alive’. Reluctant to call it an album, Manga is happy for it to be labelled a long EP.

‘Make it out Alive’ is a collection of "extreme words of advice" from Manga. “Do not dwell on the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment”. There's a smooth flow to Manga's project once again, with the first and last tracks perhaps being the most sentimental. Listening to the wise words of his friends, who have added additional vocals to some of the tracks, you get a feeling that you're definitely an outsider who has been let inside of Manga's world.

'Make It Out Alive' features the usual suspect in the form of some of Grimes heaviest artists. As well as the last single to drop - 'Thoughts & Prayers' featuring Novelist, you'll find 'At All Times' featuring Izzie Gibbs on there, not forgetting the solo banger 'Don't Hold Your Breath'. A large majority of the production comes from Lewi B who absolutely shells, but there are some real gems on there from not so known producers to the wider audience, as well as high profile names in the game. Whilst the production bangs, it’s a listen-to-the-lyrics type of vibe; there are some big bars in there that’ll resonate with you or stick in your mind long after you’ve turned the EP off.

Highlights of the EP include  – 'Safety In Numbers'; an absolute skankers. Produced by Raheim, Manga spits with the baddest flow over a lively beat. If there's one track to blast out your speakers loudly, it's this one. Sing-a-long vibes. Featuring Capo Lee and Discarda, 'Less Money, More Problems' is another stand-out track. This time around the production credits go to up-and-coming producer Payman, who is certainly one to watch on the underground scene. Listen out for the switch up mid-tune. To sum up the track in one word - sick. 'Sorry For Your Sorrows' is a deep one. Raw, honest lyrics with a beat that somewhat contradicts the lyrics by feeling light and summery. Jafro’s chorus helps to marry the contrast making the tune a little more uplifting. It’s a total vibe.

'Make It Out Alive', is Manga’s best work to date. Every project he makes seems to surpass the one before without taking anything away from them. Listening to his catalogue of music is like a Spotify playlist where you don’t have to skip anything. There is no doubt that 'Make It Out Alive' is worth every bit of its pre-release anticipation. All that's left is to enjoy the EP and wait for the next visual to drop.    

Hit up the official website to read more about the project and peruse music and merch - - stream the project below on Spotify or via your own favoured app here, plus you can also follow Manga Saint Hilare on his socials too (InstagramTwitter and Facebook).