Mann’s latest EP “Zephyr” debuted at #1 on iTunes World Music Charts in Canada, reaching the top for the first time. His promotional singles “Alone” and “Esperar” featuring Bárbara Zúñiga are having heavy rotation on streaming platforms as well. Mann is set to visit Mexico City in June for a quick promotional tour.
He will talk about the record on an exclusive interview in Mexican Radio this Friday April 30th at 6 p.m. Pacific Time.
Mann has launched the last EP of his elemental collection, promising a more mature sound. The promoted single “Alone” debuted recently on Soundcloud and Facebook and his highly anticipated duet with Bárbara Zúñiga “Esperar” is already trending on social media.
Mann was honoured with an “Inspirational Award” for his 10 years of career a day after his 28th birthday. Shaw TV’s Close Look introduced Mann in a ceremony held in the Crown Palace Banquet Hall with a video of his early work and congratulated him for his success as a Latin American Canadian recording artist in today’s struggling music industry.
Mann’s most recent album reached the 10th position on the World iTunes Charts and the spawned singles “Outta My Mind” and “Drug of Choice”.
Mann is set to return to the spotlight with a new EP in 2016 and he will be a judge in the second season of The Cyber Academy.
2016 will be a busy year for Mann. He will release his last EP of the Elemental collection and he also confirmed that he will be judging once again in The Cyber Academy II. Mann said the whole cast is back looking for the next winner of their own single. The judging panel will also have Canadian Idol winner Theo Tams and British actress and performer Javia Selina. Natalia Pardalis will reprise her role as mentor and Ryan Scramstad returns as host.
The show is set to debut in January 2016 and auditions will begin very soon. Last year winner’s was Canadian popstar Ildiko Jane Kelly.
In a recent interview for Radio Mexiquense, Mann announced he is currently in early stages to start recording with Murray Yates the last EP for the collection of the four elements. The working title is Zephyr. The EP will contain a duet with recording artist Bárbara Zuñiga.
Mann also said that he is currently in talks to publish his memoir, which will cover his experience as an independent artist in this new era and he hopes to be a voice for Mexican artists about the way the industry works down there.
Mann is currently promoting his latest effort Aqua, that charted both in Canada and the U.S. for the first time in his career.
Mann started promoting his most recent single “Outta My Mind” in South America and he had an interview at popular Argentinian radio show Building the Night. Mann was asked to play a tell-all game in which listeners had the freedom to ask him questions and he was open to responding to all of them. Here are the highlights.
BTN: What is your favourite food?
MANN: Sushi! I’m heading to a great sushi place after this. The best sushi in the World is made in Vancouver.
BTN: When you like somebody what is the first feature you notice?
MANN: The eyes. And I am all about faces, faces last. Bodies can change but faces last.
BTN: What is your favourite book?
MANN: Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar.
BTN: Favourite movie?
MANN: Big Fish. It really moves me.
BTN: What television shows are you watching now?
MANN: I just finished watching Sense8 on Netflix. Loved that show! Obsessed!
BTN: What are your thoughts on politics?
MANN: Well, that’s a big topic. In Canada things aren’t as intense right now as a place like Mexico. We have our issues, of course. I do feel as an artist I have a social responsibility when it comes to that. It truly breaks my heart to see how Mexico is falling apart with this terrible and corrupt government.
BTN: Is there somebody you dislike? Would you like something bad to happen to that person?
MANN: I have spent over ten years performing and my young-adult life was pretty much in the spotlight. Part of being an artist involves being judged. I have been hurt many times by many people, close and not so close. I wish them well and their happiness. I just don’t want them near me if they are gonna be destructive.
BTN: What is a most-do in Vancouver?
MANN: Well, that is a huge question. Whistler is gorgeous, camping and hiking. Visiting the Olympic Village, Stanley Park, and the list goes on. Just come visit and I will give you a tour!
BTN: What is your biggest inspiration when you write music?
MANN: My life. My struggle as a Latino fitting in Canada. Love. Being in love and hurting because of love.
BTN: What is the theme of your single?
MANN: “Outta My Mind” talks about a big crush. You know, when you have a person in your head all day long and you no longer know where you guys stand. You’re friends, and more than friends, but nothing serious yet. It really explores that emotion. It’s a good dance track.
The release of Mann’s third EP Aqua peaked at #10 on iTunes World Charts becoming the second highest record to date by Mann, only to be topped at #3 by his recent compilation of the first two previous EP’s LAVA+TERRA.
Both of the singles for Aqua made a debut as well on the charts: “Drug of Choice” peaked at #13 while “Outta My Mind” debuted at #147 and with the music video release it might keep climbing.
Mann’s upcoming EP Aqua is now available for preorder on iTunes and Google Play. You will get an instant track, the leading single “Outta My Mind”, which music video is soon to be released! Check the official track list here:
Mann’s label Bux Records confirmed the release of a special edition that contains the first two EP’s of Mann titled Lava+Terra. The album will hit stores for Pre-Order at the end of February and it will contain the 10 tracks produced by Murray Yates and a bonus track, which is Mann’s current single “Drug Of Choice”.