Landing on our pages for the first time as part of our new artist discovery initiative is Houston, Texas native Manny Balenciaga. His latest track ‘Side Effects**’ is a hard hitting track with a dark theme. If you’re not up on Manny, now is a good time to start paying attention to some of his releases. We caught up with Manny for a few questions about the track.

Intelligent Grind: What inspired you to make the song?

Manny: The inspirations were simply my vibes of life at the moment which was just dark in general. I was going through some stuff, so I was using a lot of drugs to try and account for the pain. When using came a lot of side effects hence the title. I was treating people around me differently and not feeling any emotion.

Listen to Side Effects** below and and let us know your thoughts in he comment section.