“Johnny Manchild (it would be a disservice to use anything but his full name) growls his vocals as often as he flaunts masterful vibrato. He croons as soulfully as he belts. Look for him somewhere between Frank Sinatra and Billie Joe Armstrong”
– The Big Takeover
Johnny Manchild and the Poor Bastards kick off the preorder for their new album Rapture Waltz on November 8. Every pre-order gets an early download of the album three weeks before the official release date. In addition, Johnny Manchild and the Poor Bastards are offering multiple bundles and limited items that include signed CD’s and vinyl, letterman jackets, posters, and handwritten notes, to name a few. Check it all out here: www.manchild.band.
The band is releasing a taste of what’s to come with a new song and video for “Oh, Songbird” out on December 8.“Oh, Songbird” bounces along on the back of a guitar riff built from the bones of punk and alt-rock that will hook you in with its rhythms, head-bobbing melody, and dynamic vocals. It’s systematically alluring, upbeat, and infectious. Save it at your favorite streaming platform here: https://orcd.co/6o39qdn
When asked about the song songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and frontman Johnny Manchild explains, “I wrote “Oh, Songbird” during covid, and in the middle of the BLM protests. It became extremely obvious that there were instances of racism in my life and community that I had never been made aware of, and everything seemed so bleak for a while. I had also lost a family member in an accident during this time, which fucked me up more than I realized initially. All of that in combination with the brutal loneliness of quarantine was just soul-crushing. I wrote this song as a way to say, things are messed up, and maybe worse than we thought, but things will get better. I think it’s important to believe that things can always get better, especially when you’re in the worst of it.”
Johnny Manchild and The Poor Bastards are a multi-genre ensemble founded by Johnny Manchild (composition, production, vocals, keyboards), since their inception, the band (affectionately known as “Bastards”) has grown into a musical collective with collaborators in regular rotation, and Johnny at the helm. They paved the way for the band’s independent success using the internet as a way to share their music and with a charming presence and infectious songs Johnny Manchild and The Poor Bastards built a global following and garnered over twenty million streams to date.
“what gives them the right to be this good?” — Anthony Fantano/The Needle Drop
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