“Mean It” ft. Nick Lopez has released via bitbird/Moving Castle/Counter Records from creators San Holo and Manila Killa. Created during the earlier periods of the pandemic, the song tells the story of someone with a broken heart, and what it is like for them to continue forward, being how they navigate the world and their own emotions. A plethora of meaning was put into this single, as it touches on serious topics such as dealing with distance and how this affects a person’s emotions.

“Mean It” is such a special song because it represents the intertwining of several people’s worlds. San came over to my house one day to shoot some content for our upcoming show which was supposed to happen in March of 2020, but the world shut down soon after his visit. Kwon and singer / songwriter Nick Lopez were also present in the house and we all started talking, San started playing guitar and we began messing around on Ableton. By the end of the day we all knew we had something special with this song – and it took a life of its own as we continually worked on it over the course of the next year. It’s a song about coping with loss and intimacy which captures the essence of all of our songwriting styles and I feel like it’s a connection that people will understand while listening to it.” 

~ Manila Killa

“Mean It” is just as powerful as it is soothing and melancolny. It’s a perfect example of how to handle a delicate use of electronic instrumentals to not overpower the softer vocals. The song constantly asks “do you meant it?” bringing forth a sense of denial, a struggling acceptance that the heartbreak has truly settled in.

If you are interested in more of San Holo, he currently on his 32 date BB U Ok? Tour in celebration of his second album, which features an expansive list of locations across the U.S.

I am a Contributing Journalist at Glasse Factory, and Editing, Writing and Media major at Florida State University. I live in Tallahasee with my bearded dragon, and love a wide range of folk and pop!
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I am a Contributing Journalist at Glasse Factory, and Editing, Writing and Media major at Florida State University. I live in Tallahasee with my bearded dragon, and love a wide range of folk and pop!

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