John McCarten, better known to fans as Manic Focus, has personified his blend of glitchy electrofunk over the last seven years. In anticipation for his latest album, a new single titled “All This Is” takes the producer into surprising new territory.
The new, heavy-hitting track is the second single released off his upcoming album Lost in a Digital World. The follow-up to 2017 ‘s Minds Rising, Lost in a Digital World is slated for a drop in September of this year.
Based out of Chicago, Manic Focus has been a multidimensional underdog since 2012. Singles like “Life Goes On” featuring Griz took him to stardom. For his upcoming fifth album, he’s playing with some new beats.
“This was my first attempt at making a house track, but as it evolved it became its own bass-y thing. I was going for something hard, dancey, almost industrial; and ‘All This Is’ has quickly become one of my favorite songs to play live because that’s exactly what it became.”
– Manic Focus
The newest single follows “Never Grew Up,” the first track dropped from Lost in a Digital World. Both songs keep a tie to his roots in funky beats and hip-hop flourishes, but it’s obvious the artist is taking some production chances.
Manic just wrapped his Star Sweeper Tour, and his festival schedule is also filling up. He just appeared at Summer Camp in May, and has upcoming appearances at High Sierra, Camp Bisco, Summer Meltdown, and a debut performance at Lollapalooza.
Don’s miss your chance to see Manic Focus! You might even be able to catch some of his newest tracks live before they’re released.
Catch the last leg of Manic Focus on his summer tour. Find all the dates here.
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