Listen to Teezee and Cruel Santino’s infectious new track, “Manhattan”

the pair present a snapshot of their trademark soundscapes

The first quarter of the year saw the release of two new projects – both a combination of different sounds and genres – from two of the prominent faces in the alternative music scene in the country. ‘Arrested By Love,’ Teezee’s first release in almost a decade reintroduced us to the artist as he explored his newly found soundscape, with the assistance of some close friends and collaborators such as Davido, Lancey Foux, Backroad Gee and more.

Just weeks after, Cruel Santino released his sophomore album, ‘Subaru Boys: FINAL HEAVEN,’ a project filled with glittery productions and eccentric vocal range that showcased the artist’s versatility. Other than these, the two have been fairly quiet through the year with the exception of L0la-assisted “Omoge Wa Jo,” a remake of Sauce Kid’s hit single which was powered by Spotify.


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Closing out the year, the pair join forces on a new track, “Manhattan,” under Nigeria and UK-based record label, NATIVE Records. Produced by GMK, the new track serves as Teezee’s first release since ‘Arrested By Love,’ earlier this year. The buttery smooth record, which was first teased on TikTok a few months back opens up with Cruel Santino who immediately draws listeners in with his infectious vocals and eccentric ad-libs, layered over the track’s groovy beat.

In the pair’s usual fashion of love-themed lyrics, Teezee and Santi direct their attention to their love interest, serenading her with sweet-sounding low cadence vocals on the track’s mid-tempo instrumentals. “I will do anything for your love, girl I want to see” Santi croons in the intro, expressing his desire fly across the world to be share the same space. Shortly after, Teezee’s rhythmic flow takes over the track as his sonorous vocals further explaining that distance is no issues. The duo go back and forth for the rest of the track, showcasing sonic dexterity as they detail their dedication to their muse.

With “Manhattan,” Teeezee and Cruel Santino share an enjoyable and fun release right before the detty December period, while also presenting a snapshot of their trademark soundscapes and their penchant for genre-mashing which they still approach with equal parts curiosity and confidence. Add this to your playlist this weekend.

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