Manu Kraller began her career in the Swedisch Nagor Mar, and she was one of the soprano vocalist of the German symphonic metal band Haggard from 2008 to 2010.
In 2010 she joined the German Xandria, with which she picked up a record.
This was the NeverWorld’s End in 2012.
Then Manu left the band, saying the boys had treated her badly.
This was indeed so, since Manu was depressed and could not sing for one year.
Then she started working with Tobias Guth and the Valkea Valo project was born, and then it went to a boxing career.
The music of this project is described as a wide range of styles including pop/rock, indie, classic and even electronic and orchestral influences.
Besides Valkea Valo, Manuela has contributed to Dark Sarah’s album trilogy “The Chronicles”, portraying a character of Fate on the first two albums.
After that, we did not hear much about Manu.
For this reasons, the singer did not reveal it for a long time, as she did not post on her community.
But recently she revealed the reasons for her silence.
The project partner of Valkea Valo, Tobias Guth and their producer, could not find the common voice and therefore could not work together, so they paused for a while.
Meanwhile, Manu started to working on her solo project, named Alane.
Manu said about Alanae:
“This is not only the name of my solo project but also my future „artist name“. So I will use it more and more instead of Manuela Kraller. As I break new ground, I thought it’s time for a new name.
ALANAE has no special meaning nor is it a special language. It came up to my mind when I was already half-asleep. And I immediately felt, that this is the right name…”
She is currently looking for an arranger to orchestrate the very first songs.
She hopes, she find someone and it will be ready before Christmas.
Manu says about the sound:
“It shall be someone who is experienced in soundtrack/score, symphonic music and who includes piano and also celtic instruments in his sound.”
The first song is a cover of a traditional English ballad, Scarborough Fair.
Listen to the song below: