MATILDA MANN seized our attention earlier this year with a pre-lockdown gig at King Tut’s where she was supporting fellow rising star Arlo Parks. Interspersing tender, gently picked acoustic tracks with light-hearted chat and at times, explicitly personal revelations, she made a deep impression during a short, but wholly captivating set.

Following the release of last year’s hugely popular debut EP ‘If That Makes Sense’, the singer-songwriter is back with news of a follow-up EP and a stunning new track called ‘As It Is’.

Opening a new chapter to her songbook, the new single is a gentle, beautifully crafted piece of music. Matilda’s whispered vocals swirl delicately over a circling acoustic guitar line as she sings about missing someone for the first time.  Painting a picture of honest vulnerability, she sings ““I guess I’ve changed, it’s not a phase, nothing like before. You miss it though but only cause you’re sentimental.”

She said of the track ““At the time my boyfriend was in America for a month and I spoke about how I missed him (and how in relationships before, I had never actually missed them when they were away, and it was always a big sign for me) I had a few friends at the time who were coming to the end of their relationships, mainly due to long distance, but it was dragging on because they didn’t know how to let go. I think sometimes it can be quite daunting to imagine yourself single and to lose a part of your life that you’ve just grown accustomed to always being there.”

Check out the track below.