Marine Manasian – “Hayastanin”


Armenian artist Marine Manasian showcases a powerful sound on new single “Hayastanin.” Standalone riveting vocals build quickly into an electrifying guitar accompaniment, bolstered further by a thumping rhythmic backbone. The elongated guitar-laden whimpering and warming bass reflections drive seamlessly into a more understated vocal composure during the verses. “Hayastanin” provides a spirited rock engagement throughout.

The track’s powerful production blends traditional Armenian musical inspirations with a more modern rock charisma. A unified theme emanates a love for Armenian culture and language, supported by 20th-century Armenian authors and poets.

“Hayastanin” precedes Manasian’s upcoming album 1303, a tribute to Armenia that features 13 poems from Yeghishe Charents. The album aspires to build cultural bridges alongside a memorable production, bridging alt-rock, psychedelia, and pop. Look for 1303 to release on October 13th.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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