Hotel Garuda delivers first solo original work since Manila Killa’s departure
Hotel Garuda surprised fans earlier this summer when they announced that their performance at Electric Forest would be the end of the duo as we knew them. With Chris Gavino, better known as Manila Killa, focusing more on his solo work, many wondered how Hotel Garuda would proceed going forward. After releasing a remix of Clean Bandit and Demi Lovato’s track “Solo,” Aseem Mangaokar has taken the reins of the Hotel Garuda project and dropped “One Reason,” his first original track since the departure of Manila Killa.
The song features vocalist and producer Imad Royal and rising R&B artist Kiah Victoria. Placing smooth harmonies atop a crisp, bouncy beat, Hotel Garuda taps the introspection of his vocalists and pairs it with his own uplifting production, making for an overall infectious track. With “Welcome to Hotel Garuda” written on the album art, we can only hope that this is just the beginning of a new chapter for the artist.