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Mani Orrason

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Following in the wake of Orrason’s 2019 EP BABY ANGEL and preceding the arrival of his new collection BABY ANGEL LOVES YOU, ‘I Go Up’ is a deft side-step to the off-kilter pop of which fans have been accustomed.
‘I Go Up’ flips such introspection on its head by being a bombastic anthem of self-belief. It’s important to be your own cheerleader, after all.
Seamlessly marrying disparate influences such as Charli XCX, PC Music, Blink 182 and The Clash, ‘I Go Up’ calls out to the isolated youth looking for a community and empowers them to believe in themselves. It is something that, for Orrason, is very close to his heart.
“When I started to make music, I lived on a farm in Iceland and I started to play guitar, and all this stuff that I found on YouTube, all this kinda punk rock, pop-punk stuff was such an escape for me. I saw this as my path out of there,” Orrason shares. “I wanted to write a song for my 13, 14-year-old self. I just wanted to write a two-minute, three chords and ‘fuck you!’ song.
“Despite all the pseudo-intellectual shit around what I’m doing now, the basic heart of it is very naïve,” summarises Orrason. “I wanted to bring things down to a very simple level especially with this song, to make something more innocent, something my 13 year old self would’ve liked. I wanted to make music from a more empathetic, genuine place of something that could be of some value to a teenager, or to anyone in my position. What is the point of giving more pain to the world?”

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