Myele Manzanza – A Love Requited - Vinyl LP
On 28th June 2019, drummer / producer / composer Myele Manzanza will release his eagerly anticipated third album A Love Requited on First Word Records (winner of Worldwide Awards 'Label of the Year' 2019). Produced with award winning Australian bassist & long time musical collaborator Ross McHenryand featuring a plethora of New Zealand and Australia's finest young instrumentalists, A Love Requited is as much a musical journey as it is an attempt to process, work through and come to terms with the life around him.
'The music on this record was written often as a place of psychological refuge from the tensions of an ultimately failed relationship at home, as well as an attempt to come to grips with thought patterns and personal history that caused an often problematic relationship to music itself. Meditating on themes of love, fear, family, anger, death, ego and acceptance has helped create a narrative arc that grounds the album as well as a mode of therapy to begin working through these issues for myself.'