With the release of three successful singles and reaching the 1M worldwide streams milestone, Manny Blu continues strong into the 2020 year with the release of his highly anticipated sophomore EP, New Ink, out today. With the help of a popular outdoor Nashville venue, 6th & Peabody, Blu will celebrate the release of New Ink with a socially distanced show and livestream. Exclusive highlights from the performance will be streamed on American Songwriter‘s Facebook page on Tues Nov 17th at 2pm CST / 8pm GMT.
New Ink speaks directly to what Manny himself calls the “true heart” of the band’s live shows: “There’s more rock, more soul, and more volume this time around. It’s bigger and louder, but it’s still me. And more importantly, it’s still fun.” With his amplified mix of country twang and heavy rock & roll attitude, Manny brings his rebellious outlaw vibe to country music, creating an original sound that makes room for his blues and rock upbringing. Recorded at OmniSound Studios in Nashville and produced by Aaron Eshuis (Rascal Flatts, Cole Swindell, Kid Rock) and immersed with esteemed songwriters like Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne, and Rhett Akins, New Ink lives in an edgy new space with rock-based instrumentals at the forefront.
New Ink consists of five storytelling tracks of real-life through love and heartbreak, “Music is one of the most powerful elements to someone’s life,” said Manny when talking of the story behind the EP. “I think it can make what someone is going through ok, it can motivate, and empower people–so I tried to add a little piece of each of those things into New Ink.”
New Ink – Track List:
- Burnout Town (Josh Osborne, Chris DeStefano, and JT Harding)
- Sink (Josh Osborne, Ryan Tyndell, Matt Jenkins)
- Born To Ride (Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, and Josh Osborne)
- Ain’t Got You (Mark Nesler and Adam Sanders)
- Old Money (B. Lay, Aaron Eshius, and Neil Medley)
Manny continues to bring his vibe to country music–a sound he introduced with Leave It Like It Is, his debut record (2019) that earned him thousands of new fans and presented him with the opportunity to hit the road across Canada and the US. Last spring, Manny spent two months crossing Canada while opening for George Canyon’s “Hit After Hit Tour” and then headlined his Canadian tour to close out the year. Earlier this spring, Manny crossed the US and Canada on another headlining tour. Fans can expect new show announcements in the coming months.
New Ink is now available on all streaming platforms, listen to the new EP HERE.
We spoke with Manny and you can read what he had to say here: https://www.totalntertainment.com/interviews-music/manny-blu-and-10-questions-with/