ANOHNI, J. Ralph – Manta Ray

In 2016, vocalist ANOHNI and composer J. Ralph found themselves with an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. The song in question, Manta Ray, written for the documentary Racing Extinction, is easily one of ANOHNI’s most haunting works. A gentle ballad, the gravitas of ANOHNI’s incredibly rich timbre is set against pensive piano and swelling strings. The song is deeply affecting, carried by ANOHNI’s magnificent performance, almost operatic in nature, and stands as a testament to the power of not only her voice, but her writing. A new video for the song has just been released, featuring footage of deep-sea planktons and microorganisms, a dazzling natural light show of bioluminescence which comes with a reminder to protect our endangered oceans. Watch below.