Simon Mansa, a rising singer-songwriter hailing from New York, unveils his latest release titled “Indefinite War.” This talented artist and producer accomplished the remarkable feat of rewriting the lyrics in a single night while simultaneously recording the track. The meticulous process of mixing and mastering spanned four days, with the notable hurdle being the creation of a do-it-yourself vocal booth ingeniously set up in his apartment.
Drawing deep inspiration from his family’s history, Mansa’s creative journey was profoundly shaped while crafting the captivating composition of “Indefinite War,” set to be prominently featured on Starz’ Power Book II: Ghost. Through skillful layering of diverse sounds, he masterfully attained a harmonious blend of instrumentation, achieving the pinnacle of his vision. The defining moment arrived when the song’s evocative essence resonated flawlessly across a myriad of headphones and speaker systems, evoking a grand and cinematic experience.
Mansa views “Indefinite War” as a cathartic conduit to convey his personal struggles. This profound sentiment finds resonance as he gives voice to his emotions through the heartfelt lyrics: “When trouble comes knocking down our door/ Light a candle and pray for me/ When the seas of fate come back to shore/ There ain’t no time for change/ When our hopes and dreams never had space to grow/ Side by side we’ll watch time go by slow/ And face the ghosts of our past/ As they find their way home/ And I’m/ Holding on to you/ When the world comes crashing down on me/ I’m caught in an indefinite war.”
With “Indefinite War,” Mansa delivers a resounding and powerful release that showcases his remarkable prowess as a musician, producer, and songwriter. This captivating piece not only highlights his exceptional talents but also serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of empathy in the face of adversity. In addition, his contribution to the broader conversation surrounding social and political issues further enriches the depth and relevance of his work.
Listen to “Indefinite War” here: