|“In My Head” found its way onto numerous playlists, from Spotify’s Pop Rising all the way to Today’s Top Hits. Combined global streams of the track have now topped 300 million. Manos, who hails from the suburbs of Dallas, had enrolled at Belmont with the goal of studying music until music allowed him to drop out. He accomplished that goal in his sophomore year. Now living in Los Angeles, he works almost exclusively solo out of his downtown apartment, in a bedroom-turned-recording-den: computer station, prized blonde Wurlitzer, full guitar rack, lived-in furniture from Texas, and walls lined with photos, postcards, and letters.
The one-stop-shop singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist and producer admits, “I’m completely obsessive about making music and getting it right.” And it shows. The man packs a lot into his songs. Memories, realizations, and conversations with himself. Loss, warmth, hope, and loneliness. All of it set to a slow swirl of alt-pop, indie R&B, and intimate folk.