Hailing from Manila, Philippines, TheSunManager is the alias used by multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer, April Hernandez. Her emotive vocals and melodic music make for songs that are both moving and striking. Her songs are not of the typical themes like heartbreak, or romantic love; instead, TheSunManager tackles uncommon (yet very relative) topics like mental health, introspection, and the struggles in dealing with them.
She released her self-titled EP in 2014, and released her debut full length album entitled 'Worth' in early February of 2017. According to April: "I think that TheSunManager is a pair of empty shoes that anybody can wear. It’s a constant reminder for me that I have a choice. Hopefully, the songs can serve as a reminder for you as well."
“April’s songs are exactly that - a representation of all the warmth, joy and happiness that everyone deserves to have.”
- Jill Tan Radovan Philippine Daily Inquirer
“Worth” is perfect for morning strolls, and bullet journal sessions. But we think it’s best to listen to when you’re at a crossroads. If you’re looking for that extra push, let TheSunManager lead you to the light.”
- Maine Manalansan Young Star Philippines
“And that is what TheSunManager does best: despite the short runtimes (Worth only has eight tracks; her EP ran for five) there is this quality I can’t quite pin down. It’s optimistic but not to the point of being cloying; it’s realistic but hopeful.”
- Niko Batallones Earthings! Blog
“Here's an artist that sings about things that really matter: mental health and how to triumph over it.”
-Carlo Lava of Lions and Acrobats