After embracing indie rock and a duet with Seattle’s dark lord Mark Lanegan, Finland’s Manna returns with a new album and a very different musical direction. Her third album, titled Blackbird, presents a stripped down artist, emotively singing in a naked manner only accompanied by minimal musical arrangements and gentle textures – even though there are a couple of curve balls thrown in before the album ends.

‘Mobile’ is the latest single to support the release of Blackbird, due out on 24 October via Soliti Music. On this track, Manna’s voice remains well upfront over gentle instrumentation, mostly based on sparse piano notes and strings. The vocal performance is passionate and poignant, unveiling very expressive and strong lyrics.



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