Based out of San Bernardino, California, Manuel Joseph Walker started his synth-tinged, jangle-pop project Foliage at the age of 16. He released his debut LP ‘Truths’ on Bandcamp the week before his 17th birthday. The record sold out in less than a week on physical. The recording, songwriting, and production for Foliage is all done by Walker, who is now 19 years old.
Foliage’s new record is called ‘Silence’, and tells the story of an abusive relationship he was in. The first single from the release, “Dare”, was about trying to find an escape, but being held back. Released just a month ago, it’s has over 10,000 plays across Soundcloud and YouTube.
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The record’s self-titled track explores struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder and loneliness. “Silence is about how I felt during the time of writing the new record and going through an abusive relationship,” Manuel explains. “Felt as if everyone had forgotten about me, as I sat in silence writing the record and going through such a difficult time. Not only with the relationship, but with my obsessive compulsive disorder.”