Since stumbling across Matilda’s hauntingly beautiful ballad, “The Lockness Monster”, I’ve been a fan of the future Glastonbury 2021 alum. And with her latest single, “Japan”, Mann doesn’t disappoint. Her sultry songwriting soars with the smooth confidence of a seasoned soul way beyond her years.
Mixolydian melodies, jazz inspired cord progressions, calypso-esque rhythms and solid basslines have all become trademarks of Mann’s music. Her minimalist approach has resonated with people from all across the globe. And true to form, the simplicity of instrumentation in Matilda Mann’s single, “Japan”, proves how powerful less-is-more can be.
Mann says the song’s inspiration came while binge-watched Gossip Girl; “….they would always fly off to Paris or do something extravagant and I thought, if I was 17 and heartbroken (and rich), I’d fly to Japan to cry and distract myself until I got over them.”
Matilda Mann’s single, “Japan”, will appear on her upcoming sophomore EP Because I Wanted You To Know. Set for release on November 20th, the EP also includes previously released “Happy Anniversary, Stranger“, “Robbed“, and “As It Is.”
Listen to “Japan” now playing on our NEW INDIE MUSIC playlist.
What a great find, she truly doesn’t disappoint. Definitely waiting for what she’ll do in 2021!!
That jazz thooooo. So good!
Ah, such a good find! <3
Love the clear guitars and vocals and production
Will have to check this out!
Matilda Mann is definitely going somewhere! Such a good artist
Amazing artist. Have been following her for the past year:)
So good !!
I love it so much 😀 ! Great job !
“Japan” is a beautiful song, love it!
Excellent song! Looking forward to hearing more!
Didn’t know what to expect but this was gorgeous. Can’t wait for more!
Love this track! What a great find!