Peach Tree Rascals’ “Mango” Is A Groovy Optimism Boost

A genre-free melody

Photo: Jorge Olazaba

Bay Area act Peach Tree Rascals gives us a shot of optimism with their new fruity single “Mango” – a graceful smoothie of hip-hop, pop, funk, jazz, and R&B that sways with different flavors. “Mango” is a reminder to filter out any negative vibes and is accompanied by a colorful video directed by Jorge Olazaba, which showcase the act chilling in Santa Cruz. Enjoy:

“‘Mango’ is about creating positive thoughts even on the worst of days. We live in a world where the pressure put on us to do something we don’t want is too common. We want this song to be a reminder to people that this is your world and you are the author of your own story. The song is about escaping from the negative things happening in the world and reminding us that its optimism and happiness that drives us forward. ‘Mango’ captures the true essence of what PTR is all about,” shared the band.

Comprised of producer/mixer Dominic “Dom” Pizano, rappers-singers Issac Pech, Tarrek Abdel-Khaliq, Joseph Barros, and creative director Jorge Olazaba, Peach Tree Rascals met when they were attending high school in the Bay Area. Issac started off as a solo rapper but quickly started collaborating with Tarrek, Dom, and Joseph. Jorge later joined the group, taking the creative lead on photos and music videos. Many of the members are second gen Americans whose parents immigrated from Mexico, Philippines, and Palestine, bringing their multi-cultural perspectives together in their sound.