Though this broken atmosphere is discouraging, that didn't stop Walker from painting his own world with a blend of romantic, well-thought 80's guitar pop, propelled by J Dilla/Nujabes inspired drums calling back to the boom-bap era.
At the age of 15 with a desire to create, paired with a long-time passion for music, Manuel began to teach himself piano and guitar.
A drummer first and foremost, Walker took no time cranking out high-energy pop classics and passionate ballads, releasing his 2015 debut Truths at the age of 16. Follow-up Silence arrived in 2017, with his most critically acclaimed record to date, III, following in 2018.
All three records received major praise among the Bandcamp community as well as many Youtube taste-makers.
Recognized as part of a growing movement of young Mexican-American indie musicians, Walker dives deeper than his contemporaries' R&B flavored sounds, carrying the torch for acts like The Field Mice, Prefab Sprout, and The Smiths.
2019's "Take" soars sonically & lyrically, showcasing Walker's personal life and written as a tool of self-help: a record for anyone struggling and at war with their own mind.