Alternative rock duo Blakk Mantra released “Choose Your High,” the first single off their upcoming EP Choose Your High, on April 23. Johnny Noble and Amber Alexander make up Blakk Mantra, a musical pair from Denver, CO that creates groovy beats, fuzzed-out bass lines, and soulful vocals. They worked with 6x Grammy winner Vance Powell for the single – an experience that Blakk Mantra cherishes. “Working with Vance on these songs felt like dancing on the moon,” says Blakk Mantra. “Otherworldly kind of experience.”

The duo has been featured by industry tastemakers for their “utterly charming” work – from music releases to fun visuals like the music video for “Donna Juanita” that featured dancers from across the globe (Westword). “Choose Your High” is a winding road full of head nods and foot tapping. With clear rock and groove influences, the track is a perfect tease into what Blakk Mantra will be offering fans with Choose Your High the EP.

Cover art for “Choose Your High” by Blakk Mantra

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.