“Are we still searching for that Paradise? It’s been in front of this whole time.” Groovy, upbeat, impossible-not-to-sing-along-to harmonies immediately greet the listener with the intro to “Paradise” by Axel Mansoor. Embracing a Carribean pop-esque feel, Mansoor’s velvety vocals are perfectly layered over synth soundscapes that create the perfect feel good sun-soaked melody. “Paradise” is infectious to its core, showcasing the authentically laid back vibe that Mansoor’s music is gaining recognition for.
Emmy-nominated singer/songwriter Axel Mansoor has lived in five countries across four continents but currently calls Los Angeles home. His music features themes of transformation and self-love, as well as an underlying message that one need not rely on others to feel validated. His debut single “Wasted My Love” reached #5 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart and received radio play from Jason Kramer of KCRW. Follow up singles included “Out of My Head” and “Talk To Me”, the former of which was a Hype Machine #1 and the latter of which was accompanied by an innovative vertical music video premiered by BuzzFeed on Snapchat to over 7 million viewers.
In 2018, Axel was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the category of Best Original Song in a Drama for his work on ABC’s General Hospital. He also released his debut EP “Somerset”, which consists of five self-produced stripped-down acoustic tracks. So far in 2019, Axel has shared his single “The Other Side” and celebrated the release with a series of shows in New York, including a performance at the Billboard Lounge at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. His single “Busy” arrived in April with a headline show at the esteemed Moroccan Lounge. Song by song, Axel is showing listeners that it’s okay to make genuine and emotion-driven music without having to slap a label on it.
Connect with Axel Mansoor:
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Dawn Jones is the curator of the V13 imPRESSED Column. Previously known as imPRESSED Indie Music Blog, Jones and her team joined forces with V13 in 2020 to collaborate on an exclusive column on V13's site (imPRESSED) to bring a niche focus to the rapidly evolving indie music genre. Dawn is also the founder of Pressed PR - a boutique PR agency that focuses on PR for independent creatives. Pressed PR’s team works on a variety of campaigns partnering with independent filmmakers, independent artists, and independent labels. Pressed PR’s music clientele has landed in the pages of Billboard, Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, HYPE Magazine, and many others.