Manzo's second studio album. Released on 2 September 2017 this 12 track album reached No 2 in the NZ indie charts, No 2 in the NZ Heatseeker charts & No 8 in the NZ main album charts.
Manzo - Outsider (CD) with 12 page booklet in jewel case
Outsider’ is the second studio album by Wellington recording artist, Manzo. Very topical themes of corporate greed, politics, masculinity and social pressure, are woven with tales of loss and love. The album talks about the frustrations and flaws of our modern world to anybody that understands how it feels to be perceived as different - a salute to the outsider. But ultimately it's an uplifting album full of humour and hope.
Infusing pop, rock, electronic, classical, hip hop and dance, along with some blatant ‘80s and ‘90s vibes, the music reflects Manzo’s broad musical influences, and also his refusal to be pigeon holed and constrained by genre. Classical arrangements flow into grungy electric guitar, synthesised beats support cello and brass. Guest vocalists bring a range of styles, from soul to soprano, from raw rap to raunchy rock chick. It’s a celebration of how different styles can be brought together in harmony.
All music, arrangements and lyrics © Alan Hodgetts 2017
Lyrics on Angel On your Shoulder © Hodgetts/da Silva Freitas 2017
Lyrics on A Box of Time & Free Radicool © T & A Taotua 2017
Vocal on Sacra arranged by Shirleen Oh
Laurence Cooper - electric guitar.
Anny da Silva Freitas - vocals.
Ze’ev Dikvert - clarinet.
Frobman - vocals.
Shirley Gullery - vocals.
Alan Hodgetts - keyboard, percussion.
Ellen Hodgetts – percussion, synth FX, vocals.
Dave Hone - electric cello.
Shirleen Oh - vocals.
Leona Palmer - acoustic guitar, vocals.
Iuliana Pitur - vocals.
Allan Taotua - vocals.
Production, engineering, programming and Roland sequencing - Alan Hodgetts
Recorded, mixed and mastered at SweetArts Studios
Talent Catering, Jacek Cywinski, Raymond Moffatt, Tracey Ward
Art direction - Ellen Hodgetts
Cover ‘slimed’ photo - Craig Magson
Digital release distributed worldwide by DRM, New Zealand
All musical works registered with APRA/AMCOS
Represented and published by Songbroker Ltd