'My Man' by Maranta is out on 14th February 2022 and is available as a postcard and digital download to PostMap Club members during the month of February 2022. Go to lostmap.com/club
‘My Man’ is the latest single for Lost Map Records by Edinburgh synth-pop duo Maranta. Released as part of Lost Map’s PostMap Club subscription service in the month of February and available to stream and share on digital platforms from February 14, ‘My Man’ is a shimmering analogue-synth-powered shock-pop bop all about “difficult things,” the band explain. “Suicide, comatose, sexual abuse, misogyny, rape culture, trauma. It’s also about forgiveness and hope.” A stunning video for the song, directed by Hermit Vega, funded by the PRS Foundation and filmed around the streets of Edinburgh at night, is available to watch and share now. All proceeds from Bandcamp sales of ‘My Man’ on its day of release, Valentine’s Day, were donated to Rape Crisis Scotland.
Maranta are vocalists, multi-instrumentalists, songwriters and producers Callum Govan and Gloria Black. They were brought together in 2018 through friendship, a love for melodic, leftfield pop and dance music and a mission to make visceral, textured and infectious songs easily translated to the dancefloor. About the story behind ‘My Man’, Callum and Gloria write:
“This song is about difficult things. Suicide, comatose, sexual abuse, misogyny, rape culture, trauma.
It’s also about forgiveness and hope.
It’s personal, vulgar, and shocking. It should make you feel uncomfortable.
We also hope it empowers.”
“So let’s try not to waste this time,
We are of sensitive mind,
Let’s not forget it.”
released February 14, 2022
Additional production by Dave Lloyd (Lost Oscillation)