“Shimmering…pointillist…skittering…and serrated-edge.” – Rolling Stone
“Honest and beautiful songwriting.”– Double J
“Best New Songs”– NPR Music
“Akin to Cate Le Bon or Aldous Harding”– Consequence of Sound
“Ethereal” – BrooklynVegan
“Fluid and organic”– Nashville Scene
“It’s a hypnotic and atmospheric song that plays with elements of rock, psych, folk and more to create something very much of her own mold, something like a mix between Sharon Van Etten and St. Vincent” – We All Want Someone To Shout For
Becca Mancari releases her third single ‘Lonely Boy’ off her forthcoming album, The Greatest Part, out June 26 via Captured Tracks / Remote Control, her first for the label.
Inspired by Becca’s dog, ‘Lonely Boy’ reflects on the ways that fear can hold us back from human connection. The canine-filled, trippy video was animated by Anna Firth. This track is preceded by ‘First Time,’ which Conde Nast’s Them. praised as a “gorgeous celebration of the existence and diversity of Southern queers” and ‘Hunter,’ that has been on BBC 6 Music’s A List since April.
Becca Mancari on ‘Lonely Boy’ – “Lonely Boy” started out as a song about my dog, Abe, who had always struggled with severe anxiety and depression, as a lot of rescue dogs do. And whenever I’d watch him I could see my reflection of those attributes in my own life. I wrote this song way before COVID and social distancing, but I have to believe I’m not the only lonely boy out there, during this time or any time really. If you feel the same, then this song goes out to you. Can’t wait to till we can sing it all together.”
Produced by Paramore drummer Zac Farro, The Greatest Part marks a significant sonic evolution for the Nashville-based songwriter since her debut and a foray into her more vulnerable work to date. The lyrics are raw and intrepid here, peeling back old scars to explore the emotional and psychological turmoil Mancari weathered growing up gay in a fundamentalist Christian home, while at the same time examining the ties that continue to bind her to the family she loves. Mancari’s musicianship has been praised by NPR for its “exquisite self-awareness” and her debut LP was hailed as one of the year’s best by Rolling Stone, who applauded her “confident vocals [and] spacious, hazy production.”
This September, Mancari will open in North America for longtime musical collaborator Brittany Howard whom she performed with as part of the supergroup Bermuda Triangle.