Máni Orrason makes a welcome return with new single "D&G’" Hot on the heels of recent release ‘Change The World’, this latest outing by the Icelandic-born Berlin-dweller is potent pop fun and shows a different side to him as an artist.
The antithesis of "Change The World", "D&G" is a self-professed humid summer-fuckboi anthem that sees Orrason indulge his hedonistic fantasies in a sequence of snapshot moments. "D&G" itself is another tremendous collaboration between Orrason and fellow songwriter Yann Lauren, who - following his work on "Change The World" - helped bring "D&G" to life. Propelled by a grooving bass and frivolous beats, "D&G" channels the bouncy playfulness of Phoenix and The 1975 to capture a blossoming romance through 80s tones, Mac DeMarco- esque guitar work and bright, rich synths.
HOW DID THE THING WITH THE SOCKS START?
During Germany's second Covid-19 lockdown, everything appeared to stand still. We were hanging on, going from Zoom call to Zoom call, as we were thinking about our artists and how they would cope now that playing live shows was no longer possible. Touring has become the main source of income for smaller and mid sized artists in a streaming world where making music alone no longer generates enough money to make a living.
Did you know that 1000 streams on Spotify generate an income of only 3,40 Euros for most artists? Sure, for superstars like Billie Eilish, that might be fine. But how many Billies are out there? Most artists, independent ones in particular, don’t reach her numbers.
So as the pandemic made the situation all the more difficult, one thing became crystal clear: the current system does not pay artists sufficiently for their work. Something needs to change and we want to be a part of it with Better Things. But what can a music agency like ours do? We figured we could use our creativity and resources to create something together with our artists.
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