Manu Grace

September 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
cafe roux, Noordhoek

Manu Grace







Manu Grace is a singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist from South Africa. Although hesitant to commit to a genre, her music can most accurately be described as Sensitive Pop — unguarded and groovy; appealing to both heart and feet alike.

With a family full of wild creatives, Manu Grace seems to have inherited what she calls, ‘the curse of feeling deeply’. With it, comes a fearlessness in reflection — allowing for her honest, intuitive style of writing.

Working closely with musicians/ producers Ross Dorkin and Robin Brink of Beatenberg, Manu released her debut EP ‘June’ via Cape Town Indie Label: KuduKudu Records in February 2019. Through the release of her EP, Manu was selected as Apple Music South Africa’s Favourite New Artist in March 2019. She has just returned to South Africa to tie up the recordings of the new batch she’s been working on with Dorkin and Brink in Italy and Berlin.

Listen to ‘June’:

MUSIC VIDEO (filmed at home; the Southern Peninsula of Cape Town):

Video Description:

‘Rein Her In’ speaks of the way in which social media affects the pace at which people are able to process their emotions. There’s always the chance of a surprise confrontation or reminder to pierce your boundaries and manipulate the natural unfolding of your healing process.

Often, in the aftermath of infidelity, one is torn between a higher, more reasonable perspective, and a baser reaction — expressing an entirely counter-intuitive sentiment, in which, in brief bursts, the other woman receives the blame.

The music video focuses on finding strength in solitude and solace (rather than threat) in sisterhood.

Video credits:

Director: Thea Small , DOP: Gray Kotze , Camera Assistant: Nicholas Faure, Grips: Dane Ferret, DIT: Benjamin Jacobs

Production Coordinator: Tamarin Carlson , Art Director: Elizma De Villiers ,Wardrobe: Manu Grace and Marli Grobbelaar

Editor: Shelby Ncube , Online: Jonty Pressinger , Colourist: Nic Apostoli , Post Production: Strangelove Studios