Free Download: Manna – “Wishing Well”

12 Jan

It’s always pleasing when our inbox is full of great new music to digest and enjoy, and this latest track from Finnish blues-folk star Manna certainly raised a smile in the office when we opened our email yesterday.

Taken from her forthcoming album, Shackles, “Wishing Well” features one time Screaming Trees founder and Queens of the Stone Age member, Mark Lanegan as a thunderous, snarling counterpoint to Manna’s smooth, lilting country-folk vocals. The track skits from the light, gentle, acoustic verses, down to the dark, grinding, blues chorus and back out again. The juxtaposition of Manna and Lanegan is inspired, like the proverbial ying and yang, their contradictions are connected and attracted to one another.

Manna acknowledges these apparent differences when describing her music; “I am not interested in creating anything except heartfelt music, it can be either beautiful or just plain aggressive – often both”.

This is very definitely both.

You can listen to the track below and during January, it will be available as a free download from Manna’s Soundcloud page.

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One Response to “Free Download: Manna – “Wishing Well””

  1. name not supplied January 17, 2012 at 22:28 #

    its quite thrashy and angry in places isnt it?
    not in a bad way, just a bad tempered horse in need of robert redford kind of way….

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