MBNel is a Filipino-American rapper-singer based in Stockton, California. Not too long ago, he released a music video for his “Fadeaway” single via Empire. The tune was produced by Devesh Dayal, Jemm, and ETrizzle; and co-written with platinum singer-songwriter, CVBZ.
MBNel – “Fadeaway” music video
“As I was growing up, even with family and other friends, I’ve seen people deal with depression. This song is really dedicated to that. It is more vulnerable and something completely different from what I have done before.” – MBNel explained
‘Fadeaway’ is dedicated to a fan who tragically took her life. The song contains depression and suicide-based narrative intertwined with a melancholy piano and soft guitar.
‘Fadeaway’ is also a very different record sonically for MBNel, as it showcases his ability to sing. The accompanying video was shot as a live performance. At the end of the video, a number is provided to a suicide hotline for those in need. Coincidentally, this song is released during the month of September, which is suicide prevention awareness month. Half the proceeds from the single will be donated to a mental health facility that specializes in suicide prevention.
“I’m not afraid to delve deeper than what’s on the surface. I make music like a journal. Also, I’ve been experimenting with a whole bunch of different sounds.” – MBNel stated
From South Stockton’s 8th Street, Nel’s accounts of life can be grim. He achieved millions of streams through rapping about navigating the codes of the streets in the Northern California city, his Filipino American upbringing, and trying to make a way through music. However, the 25-year-old is challenging himself and his sound.
Songs like the 2021’s “Opulent,” “Shooting Stars,” and “Manifested” have been close to the heart while demonstrating depth and range that transcends rap music. Those three tracks – each amassing two million streams or better – have showcased Nel’s melodic delivery, honest songwriting, and ability to uplift audiences around the globe.
MBNel continues to amplify and expand a self-made career with a series of dynamic singles in the upcoming months. In 2022, he seeks self-expression instead of just another album. Focusing on singles, he says, “it allows me to showcase each song. Whereas a project, sometimes the songs I mess with can get lost or skipped.” MBNel is raising the stakes with care and patience. With versatility in his content and delivery, MBNel is flaunting the depth of his story and talent.
MBNel – “Fadeaway” single
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