Manta – F.O.M.O

We first featured Manta back in early in 2021, and it’s safe to say that this emerging artist has proven himself to be one of North England’s most promising newcomers since.

Written as a song to encourage us all to live our best lives, new single ‘F.O.M.O’ continues to showcase this rising talent’s refreshingly individualistic hybrid of pop and hip hop.

“Ignore Love Island wannabes and Boohoo Men that waste their lives away in the gym, just do what you want to do and don’t care for what other people think or say, be happy in your own skin!

Garnering more than 185k career streams to date on Spotify alone (from just a handful of songs), this Japan-born and Yorkshire-raised talent is most certainly one to watch for in 2023.


New Music: Manta

Some exciting talent emerging from Manchester here. Manta is a singer-songwriter who’s eclectic style blends elements of bedroom-pop with indie and hip-hop.

With influences ranging from Kenny Beats, Dominic Fike to Easy Life, Manta is a shaping up to be a name well worth watching out for in the coming year.

“I wrote ‘Dream World’ to show how stuck I felt when studying architecture; I had bigger dreams and aspirations than to be stuck in an office all day. I wanted to produce, play shows, and start releasing music, but I felt confined to a life I was not passionate about. My music is a big cooking pot full of everything I am into.”