Margarita Mantis is an emerging independent singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist producer from Southern California who made her solo professional recording debut in 2022 with the single “I Can Hear The Flowers Laugh”. That track introduced a talented recording artist with a genre-bending sound. Although relatively new to the streaming world, the multifaceted Margarita has been making music since childhood. She started on piano at age seven, and then picked up the guitar at eleven.
Since her debut, Margarita Mantis released four follow-up singles and an EP. She has connected with fans around the world on popular tracks like “Forevermore” and “Time’s Like Water” and averages over 20K monthly listeners on Spotify. Mantis composes all the music and plays most of the instruments on her records.
Ocean Of Life is the debut EP from Margarita Mantis, released worldwide via all major streaming services on April 14, 2023. From the melodic acoustic intro of “Between the Devil and His Deep Blue Sea” to classic dark pop vibes of “Mean a Thing”, the five song set of brand new material is a showcase for the versatile musician’s eclectic sound.
Weaving together acoustic moods, ambient synths, and alt-rock guitars, Margarita Mantis creates a rich and diverse soundscape. Tracks like “One Last Time” and “Forthcoming” recall the beautiful noise of and downtempo grooves of 90’s slacker icon J Mascis’ band Dinosaur Jr. And like Mr. Mascis, Margarita adorns her wall of guitars with infectious melodies and introspective, esoteric lyrics.
Check out Ocean Of Life in its entirety below, or listen on your favorite streaming service. You can also hear the song “I Will Be Home” on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Margarita Mantis. Get on her socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this talented artist on the rise.