Soft Piece of Pop from Manna

manananaDespite my tendencies for great rock n’ roll as of late, there’s still a softy inside.  That guy, though rare, really enjoys a powerful ballad, especially when its strung around the backbone of a piano.  Manna‘s voice could easily carry the track, which is apparent in the song’s early moments, though there’s some extra accompaniment to fill in areas of space within the song.  It’s just another slice of grandiose pop from the Finnish singer, who’ll be releasing her record, Blackbird, at the end of the month in her home country, though those of outside will have to wait until early 2015 for our own copy; look for the release via Soliti.

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Manna Signs to Soliti Music

mannaManna is an Algerian/Finnish songwriter who has just recently announced her signing to our favorite little label, Soliti Music.  Her sound rests on her voice, at least on this track, with her vocals starring in the stripped down performance.  There’s little more than a flash of strings and piano, but that sultry vocal gets you every time.  I’m also really interested in her understanding of the English language, as these lyrics are pretty remarkable for an artist who speaks it as a second language.  Be on the look out for her new album from the label this fall.

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