Manic Focus Releases New Single “Fractured”: Listen

Globally acclaimed producer Manic Focus (a.k.a John “Jmac” McCarten) continues his winning streak of musical gems created in the time COVID-19 with the release of “Fractured,” a deep, velvety mix of electronic bass, country rap, soul, and hip hop. The track is the first released this year following a packed 2020 which saw McCarten using time spent in quarantine to put out seven singles and one EP collaboration.

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“Fractured” hews closely to McCarten’s electro-soul style, opening the tune with silky vocals laid over resonant bass and guitar. The song soon pulls the curtain back on captivating samples and steamy slowed-up beats with stylistic origins rooted in Southern rap and the “chopped & screwed” hip hop pioneered by Houston mixmaster the late DJ Screw. Listen to “Fractured” below.


As restrictions on the music industry begin to loosen, Denver-based Manic Focus will be playing several limited-capacity shows in April and May. Check out the list below.

04.03.21 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
04.09.21 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater 
04.10.21 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater 
04.11.21 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater 
05.06.21 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
05.07.21 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre


With a promising year ahead of him, McCarten is just getting started and plans to release a steady stream of content for fans. For updates and more information about Manic Focus, click on the links below.


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