South East London’s Bad With Phones has dropped a new single, ‘Monica’, and announced his debut mixtape, ‘Marinade’, set for release on October 27th on Don’t Sleep.
Talking of the new tape, Bad With Phones – AKA Manny – explains: “Marinade is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a project filled with a combination of ingredients that magically blend together to leave a good taste on your ears and all our other sensory devices. I wanted to approach the project as strong as possible; every song needed to have its own identity, to stand alone but also feel coherent with one another. It was a challenge putting all the stuff I loved from the sounds I was listening to but we found a happy medium that clicked and I ran with it. It’s a musical reflection of my personal experiences, our human experience… you can find a little bit of everything in our sauce blend from funny, playful to braggadocious, numb, sentimental to sounds that make it seem like the bedroom walls are moaning.”
‘Monica’ features friend and collaborator Veda Black, and was written in Sicily whilst Manny visited friends. “I started writing the song in Sicily on the piano, and it started off as a passing joke to the couple whilst visiting and the hook ended up sticking throughout the entire trip,” he explains. “Veda Black our mutual friend also features on the track, who happened to be on vacation in Palermo with us at the time it was written. Veda got on the track and gave us Monica’s side of the story. Just to clarify that Monica isn’t actually crazy she’s actually the best”.
You can check out new track ‘Monica’ below.