Mann's musical career came full circle with her 2012 album, Charmer
, which contains a melding of synths and guitars that hearkens back to the '80s scene in which she got her start. "I wanted to go back to: Remember when synthesizers were super-fun and brand new?" she says of her work on Charmer
. "This time, we bring the guitars back in." she says, "and the bands we kind of listened to for reference were the Cars and Blondie and Split Enz. And 'Jackie Blue
' by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, that awesome song - that was a big point of reference."