- Publish Date
- Thursday, 16 May 2019, 3:07PM
Check out the latest single from Scott Mannion called "Do It For You".
Relatively unknown outside of his home country, Scott Mannion won the hearts of critics in New Zealand with two albums released simultaneously in 2003, Caterpillar and Butterfly, as part of the duo the Tokey Tones.
An older, more weary brother to the Tokey Tones music, ‘Loving Echoes’ is delicate, fragmented and painstakingly arranged. It is bold and ambitious like anything from Scott's hero Brian Wilson, but at the same time understated (think Young Marble Giants) with the tenderness and fragility of Sparklehorse.
The album features cameos by Scott’s New Zealand label-mates (Jonathan Bree on bass, Ryan McPhun playing drums and co-producing whileLawrence Arabia and Princess Chelsea contribute backing vocals and more) as well as some new Spanish collaborators. These collaborators include a string section, notably French Horn player and Catalan musician Clara Viñals who duets with Scott on ‘Somebody Else’s Dream’ and ‘Your Kinda Love’ the lead single off the album which has over half-a-million streams across the various platforms.