Manta Ray (song)

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"Manta Ray"
Single by Anohni
from the album Racing Extinction: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Released6 November 2015
FormatDigital download
  • 5:18
Songwriter(s)J. Ralph, Anohni
Producer(s)J. Ralph

"Manta Ray" is an original song composed by J. Ralph and Anohni and performed by Anohni. The song was released as the lead single from the soundtrack album of 2015 documentary Racing Extinction written by Anohni.[1][2]

"Manta Ray" received critical acclaim and was nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song at 88th Academy Awards for Anohni and J. Ralph.[3][4]


The lyrics are written and sung by singer Anohni, with the melody and music composed by J. Ralph who also produced the recording. The song was inspired by the mating call of the last individual survivor of the now extinct Kauaʻi ʻōʻō.[5] The music video features magnifications of various marine microorganisms.



  1. ^ "Hear Sia, J. Ralph's Epic New Song From 'Racing Extinction' Trailer". Brittany Spanos. Rollingstone. November 5, 2015. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "Trans singer Antony Hegarty nominated for Best Song Oscar". Joe William. pinknews. January 14, 2016. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  3. ^ Coggan, Devan (January 13, 2016). "John Krasinski, Guillermo del Toro, Ang Lee to announce Oscar nominations". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  4. ^ Ford, Rebecca (January 14, 2016). "Oscar Nominations: The Complete List". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  5. ^ Billboard

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