new music: uk indie rocker michael jablonka brings beautiful blues-infused folk rock in single “mantra”

October 19, 2016

What would happen if you combined John Mayer and Craig David? Probably the killer vocals of Michael Jablonka on his new single “Mantra.” The newest signee to Lost in the Manor is currently on tour as a guitarist for Michael Kiwanuka and offers this soul-stirring single as an exclusive free download ahead of more music in the coming months. The London-based singer and guitarist is in good company with the current crop of soulful vocalists who are foraying outside of R&B to strike gold on the billowing guitars, swaying rhythms, and emotional intensity of folky indie rock. “Mantra” depicts a relationship’s dying embers, capturing the thoughts of a desperate yet resigned lover as he wishes a final night together could last forever. It’s so exciting to hear such personal, intimate music from the inception of his solo career. Looking forward to getting to know more about Michael Jablonka through song.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor