Foliage cites the slums of a broken city as the playground for his indie-rock instant classics

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Hailing from San Bernardino, California, Manuel Joseph Walker cites the slums of a broken city as the playground for the indie-rock instant classics he has been crafting from his bedroom.

Writing all of the music, playing all of the instruments, laying down the vocals and producing the records himself, the 19-year-old who goes by the moniker Foliage has illustrated a certain talent at writing nostalgic indie-rock. His latest single ‘The Other Day’ starts with layers of quotes from the S01 E01 of How I Met Your Mother. With synth-pop hooks and jangly guitar parts leading the track, there is an obvious nod to the 80s, which well engulfs its reflective feel.

After features on a number of influential playlists including New Indie Mix, Foliage has enjoyed an incredible 3,268% increase in his playlist following to over 800,000 in the past seven days (TalentAI). With a new record, III, expected later this year, ‘The Other Day’ is an exciting start to the year for Foliage.

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