Windy City Collaboration Between Three Rising Artists Produces sure-to-be Hit ‘Right Mind’
CHICAGO, IL – Daniel Vilardo and Jeremy Vasquez, known professionally as East Mane, are a lo-fi hip-hop duo from Chicago, Illinois, that is eliciting a lot of buzz throughout the international music market. Their latest single, “Right Mind,” features their signature ambient/electronic style paired with the more grimy Drill brought forward by featured artist Naike. The song also features vocalist KiraJanel, who’s smooth, melodic vocals bring a softer and more distinctive tone to the track. Set to drop on May 7 across all streaming platforms, it’s a song that is sure to be one of the summer’s hottest hits.
“Our original intention was to create something with Naike that would blend both of our unique styles,” said Vilardo, producer of East Mane. “He wanted to use this collaboration as an opportunity to push himself outside his comfort zone and do something more experimental.”
“The process for us is all about storytelling,” added Vasquez, who is the rapper and lyricist of East Mane. “Everything I write has to do with experiences from our past. Daniel and I met in our early teenage years at a time when we were struggling to fit in, and bonded over music as a way to escape. Meeting Naike, we were immediately drawn to his style and message as an artist, as we felt it resonated with East Mane’s.”
Altogether, the sound that these three artists have created on this single is truly original and destined to stand out in the midst of a crowded music market. This song is yet another hit from East Mane, whose production mixes elements from modern electronic production acts such as Kaytranada and FKJ, while also featuring lyrics drawn from influences such as rappers like Kota The Friend and Mac Miller.
“We always strive to be original,” Vilardo said. “In the end, it’s about connecting with our listeners. Jeremy and I have known each other pretty much all our lives and each one of our songs is a window into our life experiences.”
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