Noir-pop Los Angeles and Seattle-based burgeoning singer Maiah Manser’s new single ‘Second Skin’ arrives on the 21st October via Freakout Records, produced by Frank Ocean’s main producer and collaborator, Buddy Ross and mastered by Tom Coyne (Adele, Beyonce, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber) with string arrangements by Phillip Peterson (Cashmere Cat, Maroon 5 feat. Gwen Stefani, P!nk, A$AP Rocky ft. Florence and The Machine, Flo Rida, Santigold).
Having already toured as a vocalist with Mary Lambert, Maiah has shared the stage with the likes of Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams, Meghan Trainor, Sam Smith as well as performing on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show and VH1’s You Oughta Know. Maiah has opened shows for bands Hiatus Kaiyote and Tesla Boy in Seattle and recently performed at Capitol Hill Block Party festival alongside CHVRCHES, Odesza, MØ and Crystal Castles garnering support from KEXP, Spin, Time Out New York, Revolt TV amongst others along the way.
This year alone, Maiah has been featured on tracks with Manatee Commune & IG88; composed & produced a 15-minute piece for Los Angeles dance group The TL Collective which was toured in Germany and just performed a collection of her original songs at the St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle while conducting a six-piece acapella choir. With upcoming performances including the Bumbershoot Festival (with Tame Impala, Macklemore, Death Cab) Maiah has been making a name for herself as one of the brightest up-and-coming artists.
In the six years since Maiah Manser first moved to Seattle and began attending Cornish College of the Arts, she has gained notoriety as a “powerhouse vocalist” and an “art show that sings”, beginning her first show as a 2013 EMP Sound Off! Competition finalist.
Influenced by artists such as Kate Bush, Bjork, Nina Simone, Sadé, Fiona Apple, FKA Twigs, Radiohead, Michel LeGrand, Debussy, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Frank Ocean, Maiah Manser’s brooding noir-pop seduces with its powerful vocals and enveloping production. In an effort to mimic the world we live in today, Maiah’s newest delivery strives to bridge the gap between the digital and organic world.
Watch this space for imminent updates as Maiah Manser brings new EP “Second Skin” to light.
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