Rising Icelandic talent Máni Orrason plays Ja Ja Ja Nordic in London on Thursday 26 March 2020.
Riddled with fidgety energy, his off-kilter pop single, ‘I Go Up’ is the first to be revealed from an ambitious project by the enigmatic artist. His new EP BABY ANGEL LOVES YOU is a collection to be released later in 2020.
Positioning himself as a symbol of hope in the alternate dystopia of BABY ANGEL LOVES YOU, Orrason’s new project examines consumerism and adolescence in a rapidly declining world, one that opts to turn a blind eye to sadness, destruction and loneliness. It is almost as if it could be our own. In this setting, it is the prerogative of BABY ANGEL to bring all together in a liberating community, wherever they may be.
“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?”
Máni Orrason Live