Maiah Manser - "Second Skin" (Freakout Records)
Add Date: 10/11
Focus Track: 1
Artist Info: "Second Skin" was produced by Buddy Ross (Frank Ocean), mastered by Tom Coyne (Adele, Beyonce, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber) and features string arrangements by Phillip Peterson (Cashmere Cat, Maroon 5, A$AP Rocky ft. Florence and the Machine, Santigold).
Having toured as a vocalist with Mary Lambert, Maiah shared stage with the likes of Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams, Meghan Trainor, & Sam Smith and performed on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show and VH1’s You Oughta Know.
This year alone, Maiah has been featured on tracks with Manatee Commune & IG88; composed & produced a 15-minute piece for Los Angeles dance group The TL Collective which was toured in Germany; and just performed a collection of her original songs at the St. Mark's Cathedral in Seattle while conducting a six-piece a capella choir.
Maiah has recently opened shows for bands such as How to Dress Well, Hiatus Kaiyote, and Tesla Boy and performed at Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party and Bumbershoot festivals, garnering support from KEXP, Spin, Time Out New York, Revolt TV amongst others along the way.
In the six years since Maiah Manser first moved to Seattle and began attending Cornish College of the Arts, she has gained notoriety as a "powerhouse vocalist" and an "art show that sings". Beginning her first show as a 2013 EMP Sound Off! Competition finalist.
Influenced by artists such as Kate Bush, Bjork, Nina Simone, Sadé, Fiona Apple, FKA Twigs, Radiohead, Michel LeGrand, Debussy, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Frank Ocean, Maiah Manser’s brooding noir-pop seduces with its powerful vocals and enveloping production. In an effort to mimic the world we live in today, Maiah newest delivery strives to sonically bridge the gap between the digital vs. organic world.