Mandalan is the music project of Los Angeles-based musician, songwriter, and producer James Brennan. He produces a tropical house blend of dance/pop music with a dramatic sound, including heavy drums and electronic elements.

His musical influences range from a large number of artists. Including names ranging from Becky G, Bomba Estereo, Tito “El Bombino,” DJ-Chart, Ozomatli, Enrique Iglesias and Santana, to Buena Vista Social Club, Ricardo Lemvo, Jennifer Lopez, Kygo, Alan Walker, and David Tort, Mandalan is an artist who certainly has a wide-ranging musical heritage

Following his debut single, the critically acclaimed song ‘How We Live’ featuring vocals by EDM singer Cadence XYZ and released in December 2019, recently Mandalan is back to the scene with a new compelling work.

Released in August 2020, his latest is the single title ‘¿Cómo Sabré?’ (which translate to “How will I know”). A colorful electro-pop jam lit by bright touches and tropical vibrations, the track features Spanish language vocals performed by talented Miami-based EDM singer Emarie.

With ‘¿Cómo Sabré?’ Mandalan immerses us in an engaging atmosphere full of Latin passion. Here, while a percussive beat gives the legs to this exquisitely danceable piece, a warm and dreamy soundscape stands out in the background, evoking exotic scenographies that refer us to distant places kissed by the sun.

A musical delivery with a sensual aesthetic set in a dreamy and reflective dimension, passionately complemented by the vocal touch of Emarie, ‘¿Cómo Sabré?’ is a sure addition to any personal playlist to accompany yourself towards the end of the summer.

A love song questioning “how will I know?” and answering “escuchando el corazon” (“listening to the heart”), the release of the ‘¿Cómo Sabré?’ will be followed up by an upcoming music video which will undoubtedly provide further emphasis to the story of the song itself: a passionate tale of a woman who struggles, finding herself at a crossroads, divided between emotion and reason.

Caught in a love triangle with two lovers, in the end, she will follow her own intuition, giving peace to his doubts, in a sort of happy ending that will be crowned thanks to that “listening to the heart.”

“Yes, We are excited to partner with So Foreign Productions to create a music video experience for the new dance single ¿CÓMO SABRÉ?” – said Mandalan about the release of the video –“We have launched a campaign inviting Patrons to be part of an upcoming official music video for the song. Supporters will receive a digital download of the song along with credits in the music video. They will also get personalized THANK YOU’s on social media, participate in a live stream event during production, and receive free merchandise!”

A few more about So Foreign Productions

Based in Los Angeles, So Foreign Productions is a full-service production company tailored to commercials, new media, social media, short films, and series pilots.
Founded by Brazilian actress Mariana Brassaroto and Ukrainian-born actress Albina Katsman, So Foreign has produced an original web series and a short film amongst other projects.
Katsman recently starred in the feature film “Alone” which premiered in 2019.

The project will help fund a production crew and dance team to film the video under strict COVID-safe production guidelines. Find out all the details and join Mandalan campaign on Patreon by visiting the link:

“The music video will combine social media elements, such as TikTok-inspired choreo and a narrative story,” said Brassaroto about the project.

Katsman added, “We want to appeal to as many people as possible and, at the same time, stay true to the message of the song!” 

Listen now to ¿Cómo Sabré?’, the latest single from LA-based musician, songwriter, and producer Mandalan. The song is available on all the major digital platforms. You can find your favorite one via:

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Also, you can discover ¿Cómo Sabré?’ in our playlist NOVA ERA, weekly rotation featuring the artists covered by Nova MUSIC blog.