Good music right in your own backyard is what New Haven, Ct residents can expect from newly signed Patriarch Recordings artist and New Haven resident Manny James; whose video for his first single, "Good Company" under the new label debuted on Tuesday Feb. 20 published by Patriarch Recordings.
Manny James caught the ear and attention of many Greater New Haveners with his last single, "Beautiful Lies,"most popularly played on New Haven's #1 Urban AC station - 94.3 WYBC FM, "The Rhythm of the City." He also performed live at various local New Haven venues and other city venues with his band Soulclectic. Fast forward to present day and he still has people turning their heads and turning up the volume on their radio when his latest single "Good Company" hits the airwaves.
With a sound that some compare to artist like Ceelo Green or John Legend "Manny"as he is more commonly known, describes his latest single as well as what's to come simply as "good music."
"Completely from this point on everything you hear from me is gonna be that sound quality and different," he explained. "I'm in it to win it." And winning is exactly what Manny James seems to be doing. Recently signed to the independent label Patriarch/MRI/Sony Red, Manny has completed two singles- his latest "Good Company" and "So Incredible."
If the lyrics "dance, dance, dance do the Julio" create images of high school football players dancing on a bus, little kids and fast food drive-thru workers busting a move doing the Julio in your head, then more than likely it's because you've seen the Visa commercial that featured the single from Manny James "So Incredible."
Patriarch Recordings states the track was produced by Fred (FS) Sargolini for the NFL/Visa campaign "My Football Fantasy" starring Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons. The tv spot featuring "So Incredible" is currently airing nationally and has gone viral with over 4.5 million views. Visa has released the full length song which is available for free download with the proceeds going to charity.