Updated: Apr 13
After nearly two years of years of anticipation, Mandala, the emerging LA based rock band finally released their new single, "Better Now", off of their upcoming 2022 EP. The group had been performing the song live for over two years, so undoubtedly the song has been a long time coming.
This new track delivers unique sounds of hard-hitting bass and drums, well pronounced vocals, crunchy guitar layers, and an undeniably cool horn section featuring studio musicians, Dave Merola on Saxophone and Tom Pelton on trumpet.
The track was recorded in late 2021 at Pharoah Studios in Plainville, Connecticut, by Father son duo Pace and Enzo Ferro. The group found a strong connection with the pairing during the long days of the pandemic. Atlas, they went on to record over 18 songs in the span of that year, with "Better Now" being the third track released alongside their singles, "Connecticut", and "Blank Spaces".
As Mandala evolved, they made a cross-country leap from East Coast Connecticut to West Coast Los Angeles, with hopes to share their new music on never-before-played land.
The single is accompanied by a high quality music video, Directed by Eric Alt and Shot by Piotr Niemczewski. The visual tells a story of Morgan falling in love with a mannequin, with themes that represent toxic relationships, finding strength in oneself, and having the courage to walk away. The group can also be seen performing the song on top of Delicious Pizza, a record label and restaurant in Hollywood, CA.
In a mere 10 days since the release on April 2nd, 2022, the music video had gained over 9K views on youtube - primarily from Poland (Shout out to the DOP, Piotr for that one).
Mandala is anticipating a headliner slot at the world famous sunset strip club, 'The Viper Room', on April 15th, 2022. The group encourages their West Coast followers to join them for a night of high energy rock and roll.
- Peace n Love.
Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mandala-the-viper-room-tickets-246755100147
Stream Better now on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2lh9LVKmQQ1NFpyAubsgOP?si=dc69257f8f684d83
Words By: Abe Azab