MANX announces debut album and releases single ONSEN

MANX today announces her debut album “RECOUPIA”, out October 27, and releases the single “ONSEN”, a dancehall-inspired caramel with odd ingredients.

Artist: MANX
Single: ONSEN
Label: Adrian Recordings

Taken from the upcoming album ”RECOUPIA” out October 27

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In 2022, MANX released three transcendent singles, WATER, TOURMALINE, JASMINE all released digitally and on CDs slim case with mixtape-like bonus material. Now it’s finally time to announce the debut album “RECOUPIA” which lands on October 27th via Adrian Recordings. In connection with the announcement today, August 25th, the fourth single “ONSEN”, a sassy dancehall-inspired candy with odd ingredients, is released, followed by of a live performance by MANX at the Fools Gold festival in Stockholm on Saturday 26 August.

“ONSEN” is exactly as the title suggests, like a Japanese outdoor spa in the forest. Preaching about ease, indulgence, relish and comfort. Buckle up, sink down and get a little lazy in an “Onsen”. An anthem for the carefree, who do not underestimate their self care and knows the benefits of getting a little silly to let go of heavy stuff.

The Gothenburg producer and artist, Maria Lakatos, started the artist project MANX in 2019 after having, for many years, figured under the name “The Naima Train”. Right from the start, the idea was to open up a space and create a world based of daydreams and heavy synesthesia. After recording her own music for many years, Maria has cultivated an originality that now lives as an ingrained DNA in MANX, and the music has been noticed by American Earmilk and some of the biggest music media in Sweden such as GAFFA, Nöjesguiden, Djungeltrumman and Sweden’s Radio P3.

MANX houses imaginative creative storytelling, detailed music productions and expressive artistry alongside visual artwork – all from Maria’s creative bubble.

About the debut album “RECOUPIA”, MANX comments: “I went straight into the darkness and found something beautiful. The record explores the theme of ‘vegetability’. It is a story of healing – how everything is burned down and built up in a cyclical movement”.

MANX would like to spread out and refurnish – because, why not? Aside from musical influences such as Aphex Twin, Björk, Oklou and FKA twigs, Maria dares to dance across unexpected genres and cultures, with a habit of messing around with both pop cultural framework as well as the expectations of listeners. It’s soulful pop mixed with the finest and twisted electronics. It’s futuristic trip hop, meditative IDM, singer-songwriter, jazz and electronic pop, to give a few pointers.

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Josefine Nilsson
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