LATVIA – Markus Riva and Samanta Tīna have just released their new single ‘Man Nesanāk’. ‘Man Nesanāk’ (‘I cannot get it’) will be included in Markus’ upcoming album due to be released next month. ‘Man Nesanāk’ was awarded a scholarship by the Latvian Association of Musicians and Producers (LaIPA).
MARKUS RIVA SAYS
“I really like musical collaborations, and I enjoy working in the studio with other artists – it’s very interesting to experience how a song turns out when another person gives it its personality. There was no new duo this year, and I thought why not create one with Samanta. To my delight, she agreed. And together this has been not only productive but a very interesting and fun adventure.”
SAMANTA TINA SAYS
“There has not been a duo in Latvian in my work for a long time. As listeners will definitely remember the song ‘Esi man klāt’ together with Rassell in 2012. I liked Markus’ duo with Dinārs so much that when Markus addressed me, I agreed to this collaboration without hesitation. I am very happy with the result.”