for my latest SINGLE:
Press Release: 'Time and Days'
Mari Mana's single 'Time and Days' is one of her oldest songs, yet continues to sound fresh.
Written by Mari, and produced and recorded in Berlin by Mo Stern, the song conjures lost summers of love, missed opportunities, and new beginnings.
The third part of the Mari Mana 7inch vinyl series, 'Time and Days' erupts like Spring. Gentle jazz chords, flawless drums and upright bass introduce the track with ease as Mari's warm and smokey vocals leads the listener by the hand. A gorgeous string arrangement, reminiscent of some of Nick Drake's most haunting songs, opens the song up to an emotive chorus that is best heard with one's eyes closed, facing the sun.
There is a lot of love, energy and patience at work in this beautiful, analog studio production.
'Time and Days' has a round, smooth, and elegant lure that gently pulls you in, summons old memories, faded like old photographs, but instead of feeling the melancholy for the past; the passage of time is bitter sweet here in the most inviting way possible.
(by Jakob Ryce )
"When solo artist Mari Mana takes her guitar and opens up her soul to the Berlin club scene, silent intimacy fills the
room. Her music doesn’t require loud tunes; it captivates you before you have a chance to possibly resist. With her bluesy voice, she enchants with stunningly gorgeous, lyrically rich, romantic and thoughtfully executed ballads. Perfect, harmonic and yet different to what one may expect from the genre. Formidably distinctive."
(Tatjana Jakob, Sound-designer)
“Hailed as one of the rising stars of recent times, Berlin-based singer-songwriter Mari Mana’s got soul in her voice...” (popmonitor, taper jean girl, popmonitor)
“A vocal range that causes more than just goosebumps. Touching music. Distinctively original.” (Fusion Festival)