MANIC SOUND EXPULSION is comprised of two extremely talented individuals, and we're thankful we got to talk to them a little about their new release.
E.M.: Welcome back, M.S.E.! We hear a new message being touted along in "Turn it Up." What inspired the lyrics behind this track?
Turn It Up is a different kind of track for us, Lyrically it comes across with multiple meanings. All artist just want to be heard was one means of inspiration also Mz Sadie just wanted to shake her thang.
The world has had many challenges that continue to grow in scope every year. 2020 has amplified societal challenges with the uncertainty, fears, frustration, and heartaches from actual losses that COVID forced. We wanted to create a song to pay respect to a past when our lives were kinder, simpler and more secure while portraying a future where the world comes together once again. We feel this song resonates with music of the past but is also a new sound for us and for the world.
E.M.: This is a dance groove like no other. Were there any outside influences that helped you come up with this sound?
Yes Prince for me I was listening to the 1999 record and the grooves on it were so sick! Next thing I knew I was writing this song having fun doing it.
MzSadie: We truly wanted to create a fun track and each time we’d have a phone meeting, the ideas were always so positive. We have a great outcome, a track to dance to.
E.M. What's your favorite part of the creative process when it comes to making a song?
I enjoy the whole process actually no one thing sticks out greater than the other then just being creative and enjoying what I do.
MzSadie: I think the cooperative interaction between highly competent and motivated artists is my favorite part of the song making process. For example, the incredibly talented King Zilla creates the musical sounds by synthesizing his voice into a band sound. On this song, he also wrote the lyrics and co-produced. A mentor and long time friend of King Zilla's,Traa Daniels of P.O.D., joined the track on the bass guitar and as co-producer. BBoy Wicket did the song mastering and the lyrics were delivered by myself, Lady Sadie
E.M.: Does "Turn It Up" have a special meaning to you as a track?
For Mz Sadie and I it's party time when we listen back to it, we wanted to have a fun vibe for the track I think we accomplished that.
Yes. When music makes you want to dance, you know you’ve got a winner. And no one can sit still to Turn It Up. We love dancing, especially today, when people need hope and a reason to feel good. We hope that our song, and the dancing it inspires will become a force in improving people's lives and levels of happiness.
E.M.: How are you staying inspired these days?
Just happy to be alive creating this music that itself keeps me inspired.
Inspiration and music are an entangled loop. The more we make music, the more inspired we become to make more music. Beyond that, we stay as positive as possible and try to spread an example of encouragement and acceptance.
E.M.: What's next for M.S.E.? Any big projects?
Yes we have a new song out next month coming out to celebrate the new Godzilla vs Kong so look out for it!
We will continue to work on new songs and albums. We hope to continue collaborating with great artists like Traa Daniels. We are also working on getting our message out for cannabis empowerment in more traditional media settings like Netflix, Sirius Radio and our weekly Arishaland podcast. Each week M.S.E. is featured as Lady Sadie shares throughout our social media pages.
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