“… prepare to become obsessed with Máni.” – Wonderland Magazine
Máni Orrason’s second album “Woke Up Waiting” was released in the spring. Intense
months lie behind the 20-year-old, who not only found a new love but also developed a new
relationship with his musical work. For his new EP, a lot has happened for the young artist
since, including discovering new facets in his music and working them out alongside
producer Nikolai Potthoff.
The results are songs about falling in love and about what comes afterward – despair,
longing and other inevitabilities. They move freely between dreaming and waking, brooding
and letting go, and document a significant personal and artistic development. Máni Orrason’s
latest work shows an unusual and captivating young artist, who is not only ahead of his age,
but also ahead of his time.
In »Picture I Recall«, the first song on his upcoming EP, Máni Orrason questions his own self
rigorously. He goes back to the roots of his interest in music – to the moment when he was
initially driven to write and express himself through songs. “Picture I Recall” is about
doubting one’s portrayal of self. The song asks if you can express a true identity within the
different roles that you perform in life. “Baby will they know me like you did?”, he asks and
discusses, whether you can be perceived the same way by a stranger and the
person you feel the most comfortable with.