Manila Killa Drops Heartfelt New Ballad “Desire,” Announces Debut Album + US Tour

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Manila Killa has created a reputation as one of the most prominent rising artists in the electronic scene as of late. Performing at festivals like Firefly and Electric Zoo, and securing remixes for the likes of The Knocks and Teagan and Sara, there is no telling what Manila Killa can’t do. Today, he drops his newest single “Desire” feat. MADI.

“Desire” captures feelings of freedom and emotional release, as both the production and vocals work in tandem to tell a story through every passing note. MADI’s vocals compliment the dark, moody production of Manila Killa, as her delicate and airy tambour flawlessly soars over the track. “Desire” cascades through emotional ups and downs, featuring intimate breaks that release into house-inspired grooves, as the producer utilizes deep pads and upbeat drops to take the track to new heights.

Here’s what Manila Killa had to say about the creative process behind “Desire”:

With ‘Desire,’ I wanted to showcase a darker, moodier, emotional side of my production. I started with some lush piano chords which I wanted to contrast with a deeper, grittier electronic-driven drop. The pieces began to fall into place when Madi sent me the initial vocal demo she wrote over it. The song is intimate yet powerful, and I hope that everyone who listens can relate and understand what we were going for.

This new single kicks off the countdown to Manila Killa’s debut album, Dusk, set to release July 21. In addition to his highly anticipated album, Manila Killa will be embarking on a headlining North American tour, starting this fall.

You can listen to “Desire” at the link below, and secure tickets to Manila Killa’s upcoming tour here. Enjoy!

Manila Killa – Desire (feat. MADI)