Matilda Mann was raised on the classics.
Growing as a kid in West London she would rifle through her parents' record collection, sifting through songs by Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles.
Soaking it all up, she found that years spent listening to music allowed her to find exceptional focus when it came to her own creativity.
Still remarkably young - she's only 19 years old - Matilda has a refreshing, earnest, captivating voice.
Debut EP 'if that makes sense' will be released early next year, the result of sessions with producer Ant Whiting.
The arrangements are kept sparse, allowing Matilda's voice to shine through at every turn, each lyric, each line representing a search for connection.
We're able to share new song 'The Loch Ness Monster', and while it has no connection to the Scottish creature there's certainly a touch of engaging mythology in her work.
She comments: “You must listen to it as though it’s written for just you and 'if it makes sense' then that’s what the song is about.”
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Chris Almeida
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