An up-and-coming recording artist from South London, Maria Manuel formed a strong connection to music from a young age, regardless of genre, she found her voice and musical style while her passion for music evolved. Breaking the mould, and a few hearts along the way, with her artfully indie soul-pop single, Maria is easily one of the country’s most soulful new singers, and her new cut ‘Find’ proves it without a doubt.
The single, which was produced in Wembley by Martin Hollis, was officially released on June 23rd this year, delivers a new-age pop sound that blends perfectly with Maria’s indie-soul influences, creating a nuanced balance between acts like The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, and Rhianna. Musically, it’s a shining piece of emotionally charged sound, one that hints at self-reflection and captures that feeling of wanting to love yourself and who you are and realising that you aren’t entirely happy with the person you’ve become.
While the music is perfectly placed to excite, it’s Maria’s vocals that steal the show, offering a stellar performance that truly embodies the nature of the track. Speaking openly about the single, Maria explained, “The lyricism in ‘Find’ outlines a feeling that I feel is very relatable. Life pulls us in such different directions; sometimes that causes a split between who you’ve been and who you’ve become. Ultimately it speaks about finding your way back to yourself, independent of when you lost your essence.”
Inspired by ’00s R&B anthems mixed with her flawless vocals and soulful emotion, ‘Find’ is a stand-out track that perfectly illustrates her gorgeous neo-pop style. Check it out below.
With career highlights including playing for BBC Introducing Live and her seminal single, ‘Happy Place’, being in heavy rotation on Amazing Radio, Maria is arguably one of the most intoxicating artists around, and if she can keep producing songs like ‘Find’, she’ll be an international name in no time.
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