Our local artist of the week Manrelic is singer, performer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jared Park.
A “Manrelic” consists of a saint’s physical remains or belongings preserved for purposes of veneration as a tangible memorial. In this way, a Manrelic honors history.
This Manrelic differs in that Jared seeks to carve his own path. It draws influence from a variety of places, musical and non-musical. There are nods to the larger-than-life characters throughout this past half-century. The synth work fluctuates between dreamy and anxiety-inducing. The drums and percussion pump, bump, and grind with quirkiness. The guitars, at times, cascade around you and then jump out at you like a snarling savage. The bass provides the ground-shaking low-end to fill the music out.
Manrelic wants you to hear something familiar, responsive to its context, but new. Whatever the case, just FEEL something. Listen to his single “Stronger” below and all week long on Lightning 100!