Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and illustrator, Mandy Sloan, the whimsical artisan, does it all. And to be completely transparent, the artist does it all while barely knowing a lick of music theory.
Mandy Sloan writes on raw emotion, and her authentic love of creating textured places, worlds, and stories her audience can be taken to.
As a 13 year old, the lyricist began playing guitar from an incessant need to be like her older brother. Her fingers were constantly calloused and torn from playing No Doubt riffs in the basement, while her head was filled of Death Cab for Cutie, and Pedro the Lion tunes blared daily by her brother.
Still, it wasn’t until her family moved from Nebraska to Florida, that Mandy began writing her own songs. “It was the only way I could cope with high school, and feeling extremely uncomfortable in my skin.” -Mandy
The need to medicate through music followed Mandy throughout college where she recorded her first EP, found success playing around Florida, and on to Austin, TX, where she’s written, recorded and produced three full length albums.
After completing her last concept album, Whispers and Dreams, Mandy dove into a vibrant, beachy, electronic experiment. From doo-wop songs, to distorted guitars, Blue Summer comprises of all the emotions, nostalgia, and bliss one feels in summertime.
At the moment, the artist can be found working on her next two works. One, an electronic, tribal side project under the name Yucca, and the other, a whimsical story album that Mandy will unfold more about in due time.
Electronic, Indie, Acoustic