When we scrolled through our Twitter feed and noticed Duly Noted Records had signed a new artist, of course our musical hearts were set on fire. We’ve loved all their releases, currently being home to IYES and The Night VI, we knew we wouldn’t be disappointed. Rick is definitely Rollin’…ok that was cheesy, should we just get on with the music?
So, with young artists such as Lorde, Martin Garrix, Azealia Banks and Ella Eyre declaring their stamp on the music industry, it doesn’t look set to slow down anytime soon. Joining the likes of Laurel, AME and Chlöe Howl is 16 year old (yup you read that correctly) half-German, half-Brit, Sophia Manou or Manou. Only 16 years old, having caught the attention of The Guardian, NME & MTV, and being described as ‘Lykke Li meets TLC‘ all whilst causing quite a stir with bloggers everywhere, you’re definitely going to want to watch out for this one!
Manou’s debut single ‘Sadie’ which was released last year, sent blogs into a frenzy and has almost hit 75,000 plays on Soundcloud. ‘Loving You‘ is the follow-up, and again bloggers are going crazy for it (and we’ve joined them). Working with producer PNUT (Foxes, IYES, Justin Timberlake, Amy Winehouse, Eliza Doolittle, Dido), her blend of electro-dream-synth-pop fused with R&B beats will leave you wanting more. We know we do! We think she sounds a bit like Danish singer MØ, with a hint of Ellie Goulding. Check it out below:
We’re a little confused as to why she only has 60 Twitter followers, but that definitely won’t be for long. We’re excited to know her before she kicks off.
Website – http://www.studioweek.co.uk/sophiamanou/
Twitter – www.twitter.com/Manou_Music
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Manou/617854444921496