Manhattan is my favourite city in the world. I'm absolutely mesmerized by the lights of big cities, so I wanted to write a song that captured the big city vibe. At the beginning of the song, there's a real siren sample that I recorded from a passing ambulance, and a sample of passing traffic on the highway. Those samples come in and out during the song, creating a city-like atmosphere. While I was making the song I looked at lots of different pictures of Manhattan and imagined myself walking down the street to try and get into the right mindsetthink thats why lots of people have told that they can imagine themselves in a city when listening to this song. 

Manhattan lights was inspired by artists like Charlie Puth, Daft Punk, Lauv, and Ed Sheeran.