In a groove that places him and those who hear it firmly in the pocket, Gibson Parker’s first effort of 2021, the single, “Mana” is a head-nodding hypnotic track that is a lean, no frills, no fat, firm understanding of what makes people bounce, what makes people listen, and what makes endorphins fly.
“Mana”, often described as a life force energy that permeates the universe, is aptly named, as the track has a fundamental, universal feel to it. The track starts with a thumping bass, and cut cymbals, that develop into skillful vocal chops piecing the word Mana together that builds together like layers of sandwich, so at the apex of its build, Gibson Parker adds the moving bass as his secret sauce that makes it wholly his own. At that moment endorphin release, he flavors it with the help of Ray Parker Jr. guitar work that takes the track to another level.
Gibson’s deep understanding of what makes people gravitate to house music, leaves not a second out of place. It flows seamlessly while effortlessly differentiating himself from other house artists. This is the kind of track that could stop you in your tracks asking, “who made this?”.
With songs like last years, “Circles” and this year’s “Mana” Gibson Parker has begun to cultivate his voice, his sound and guaranteed to be a welcome addition to anyone’s summer playlist as the heat rises, the sun beats down, and the wind rushes all around. So gather round, and take in the “Mana”.
The new single is available on all streaming platforms, but you can also listen to it here :