Homegrown Los Angeles soul chanteuse Brit Manor is carving out her solo sound with a debut mini-album release on Brooklyn’s Bastard Jazz label. The long time triple-threat caused previous sonic waves with her self-released EP series Autoportraits (2011), vocal features on label partner Captain Planet tracks like “In The Gray” (2014) and “Get You Some” (2011, featured prominently on the Orange Is The New Black), and touring and recording collaborations for Nick Waterhouse, Ty Segall, Yellow Alex & the Feelings, Kilo Kish and many more. She also participated in the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in 2015.
Only Child (produced solely by Captain Planet with the exception of “W8N4U” produced by Mike Gao) is a coming of age mini-album that conjures the spirits of a dark past and prays for a cosmic future. It’s about taking stock of ourselves, letting go of old ghosts or habits, and moving forward in power and luminescence. Only Child explores reincarnation, parents, lovers, divinity, womanhood, depression, solitude and secrets. It is electronic future soul with organic instrumentation that should settle in the chest.
Today, check out the first single from Only Child for the song “Wheels of Eternity.” The upbeat disco production plays counterpoint to Brit Manor’s lyrics of reincarnation and the transcendent.
Brit Manor’s Only Child mini-album comes out May 20th via Bastard Jazz (pre-order).