Maria Manna kicks up her heels with a message of love in her sassy new single I Like It In The Water — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“The song was created as a celebration of life, and the desire to share intimacy with the person of your choice,” explains the award-winning singer-songwriter and indefatigable dynamo. “It captures the essence of the joy of living and giving to your special someone. It’s my hope that showcasing love and happiness gives a sense of freedom of choice as an evolved, responsible being. My message to all women is to feel free to dance in the water with your loved one any which way you desire. Dance the dance of love! Exist in this life just as you are! You are beautiful just being you.”
An inimitably talented vocalist equally at home in the worlds of jazz, blues and gospel, Manna is also an esteemed music director and producer with the Vancouver Island Gospel Festival, Vancouver Island’s Got Talent, Victoria Idol, Tony and Tina’s Wedding and many more to her credit.
Inducted into the Alberta Music Archives, Manna is an ordained minister, recipient of the 2013 YoUnlimited Woman of Style Award, and has worked and performed with Dal Richards, Anne Mortifee, Jane Mortifee, Mike Reno, Jeff Neill, Paul Horn, Tommy Banks, Alfie Zappacosta, David Foster and more. She’s released three previous albums, including 2007’s Between the Sheets and 2017’s With Love.
An honourable recipient of both the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award (2013) and Sovereign Medal (2016), Manna has founded three charities — U-JAMS, BC Vocalist Society, and the Jazz Foundation of Canada — and the creation of the Victoria Conservatory of Music: Maria Manna Bursary Fund. I Like It In The Water was written and composed by Maria Manna, Mark Robson and Dean Hajas, with production credits to Christopher Grew and Dean Hajas.