Imran Mandani – “Beneath the Ocean Tide”

About the Project

“Beneath The Ocean Tide” is the second original Dance/Hip Hop song off my first album, Abstract Brown. It is a fast tempo dance-club song incorporating the use of synthesizers reminiscent of 80s and 90s Dance music, but with a very modern twist. Nonetheless, the song’s focal point are the Hip Hop lyrics, which tell the story of two kindred spirits who once connected with each other on a spiritual and emotional level, but currently experience “ocean tides” of setbacks that hinder intimacy. 

The lyrics depict the woman as having once been “broken pieced together.” Her conflicting emotions causes the man to explain to her that he wants to “navigate her mind.” The lyrics contain abstracts and metaphors as the man conveys to her that he truly cares for her and has lots of gratitude toward her, no matter what she thinks. She kept her heart like “buried treasure” but he’ll dive beneath the ocean tide to find it.


“Justin LeBreck really helped me make the giant leap from a Singer/Songwriter with a just pen and a pad to a Professional Recording Artist… Not only is he a quality Audio Engineer and Producer, but he is also patient and a terrific coach. He sat down with me and really listened to what kind of artist I am, the sound I am going for, what songs inspire me, and the best way to structure a song based off of all of that. In addition, he is proactive and gives recommendations at all the right times during the sessions. The studio is lounge like and modest yet aesthetically pleasing, and Justin has all the modern equipment and software needed to make a great recording. I built rapport with this guy, feel we have a great communication and see myself working on future projects.” 

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