On May 31, 2020, Manuel K will release his sixth single. “The Way of Life.”
Manuel K on “The Way of Life,” “Along with rock music I also love country music very much. Therefore – for this new release – I was looking for a song with elements of country and folk as well. While I was browsing through my songbook, I remembered a song called ‘The Way of Life.’ I wrote the first draft years ago when I was 18-years-old. Back then, it was a simple folk-rock song that has never been released so far. This song was exactly what I wanted. I rearranged and completed the song in April 2020. I recorded vocals, backing vocals, rock organ and my guitar parts in my beloved home studio. And as I mentioned, I wanted more country in it – I call it the “Nashville sound.” For that reason, I worked with three of the best Nashville session players: Lonnie Wilson on drums and percussion, Mike Brignardello on bass, and Brent Mason on electric lead guitar. With two of them, I had already worked on my fourth single ‘Follow You’. The new single ‘The Way of Life’ was mixed by Joe Carrell and mastered by Adam Ayan. Both also absolute professionals.“
Manuel K is an independent rock singer, songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist born and raised in the eastern part of Switzerland where the mountains are high, the valleys deep and the water clear. A place where the ambiance showcases God’s simplistic importance of life, family, and nature. Therefore it’s hardly surprising Manuel K’s music sounds pure, honest, handmade, and played mostly on real instruments; but even so modern and timeless.
Throughout his life, his favorite genres have been Rock in all it’s glory – with flavors of Blues, Country, and Folk. So it’s not surprising that Manuel K was the former founder, main songwriter, lead singer, and guitarist of the rock band Nextmile and the side project Rockcousins. After releasing five EPs, two digital singles, a digital album, playing many live gigs and appearing on TV and radio across Switzerland, the band decided to go separate ways in 2012. This led Manuel K to start his solo project soon after.
As a solo artist he released five singles; “Back to Guitars (Demo)“, “Tonight,” “Live Without You (2014),” “Follow You,” “Tonight (Instrumental),” and the EP ‘Follow You.’ His singles “Live Without You (2014)” and “Follow You” were very well received with good reviews on music blogs and airplay from online radio stations around the world. “Live Without You (2014)“ even entered the Digital Radio Tracker airplay charts in the USA in 2014 from April to July (peak #13 on the Top 50 Rock Chart on 5/3/2014).
Throughout his career, Manuel K’s songs have done well at songwriting contests and topped various charts on ReverbNation and Broadjam over the years. He is also an active artist on social media. All this led to remarkable streams on Spotify and YouTube plays.
Manuel K’s music is available on all major online music platforms. For more information go to his official website: http://www.manuel-k.com