After trading in his dancing cane for a staff, Mandala has pompously declared himself the pope of America. He comes out guns a blazing in the first track, announcing his presence and seeking to light a fire within “his people”. This album is an answer to Mandala’s prophetic call, and he dedicates it to Mother Mary, whom he credits with helping him when he was “lying dead in the dirt”. Get strapped in before listening to this Magisterial masterpiece, complete with club bangers and heartfelt, vulnerable lyrics. It’s just a matter of time before Mandala’s name is more well-known.