Rejoice hard fans, the wait is over! MANDY’s powerful new anthem is out now, with Jelle Van Dael on the vocals!
This youngster is no joke: born Mandy Praet, the Belgian based is still only 22, despite having been around for a long time. A beacon of fresh new blood injected onto the hardstyle scene, MANDY has slowly but surely grown as an artist. Even though she came through in a golden cradle, releasing her first track on Dirty Workz right away, the rest was far from being handed to her on a silver platter: MANDY had to earn it.
She first grabbed the attention of the hardstyle world with smash hit “Raggadrop”, back in 2017, and she hasn’t stopped since: from there, remixes to tracks like Tiesto & Dzeko’s Jackie Chan and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s Instagram followed, with a Don’t You Worry Child bootleg making the rounds as well, eventually being used to close out the mainstage of Tomorrowland.
MANDY still has a lot to prove to cement her reputation, and now a long-awaited stepping stone to greatness is finally out: We Are Warriors feat. Jelle Van Dael, voice of Coone’s hit single Superman, after being teased for seemingly ages, including our interview with MANDY herself.
From the first second, Jelle’s incredible vocals are the main highlight, backed up by melancholic piano chords. The “We are warriors” hook is engraved in one’s memory, as is the bright and colourful main lead, going into the main drop. Featuring clicky percussion alongside the hardstyle kicks, it keeps the energy up and bodes very well. The breakdown favors plucks, climaxing all the way to the second chorus, allowing Van Dael’s voice to shine one last time.