Homegrown Los Angeles soul chanteuse Brit Manor (formerly known as Brit Laurén) is carving out her solo path with a powerful debut single on the Bastard Jazz label. Growing up wailing in churches and performing in choirs, Brit has recently been making a name for herself with features on label partner Captain Planet’s hit tracks like “In The Gray” (2014) and “Get You Some” (2011, prominently featured on the Emmy Nominated Orange Is The New Black), as well as extensive touring and recording with soul sweetheart Nick Waterhouse (Innovative Leisure), disco-pop band Yellow Alex & the Feelings, and psych-garage artist Ty Segall (Drag City).
“Diamond in the Rough” (produced by Chuck Wild aka Captain Planet) is an electronically charged cosmic prayer to disheartened women who are in search of themselves. Backed with rock hard beats that magnify Brit’s soaring vocals, lyrically the track embodies the power, magic and delicacy of being alive and growing up. As Brit says, “Young women are more than just pretty things; we are electric, mystical, fallen stars, and buried treasures – we are diamonds in the rough.”