- Words Solly Warner
Mauvey drops the 80s inspired synth-wave track “Colourblind”. The singer-rapper-songwriter is a breath of fresh air with his unforgettable authenticity projected in his music.
Born in Ghana, West Africa, and raised in the U.K., Mauvey’s new track “Colourblind” filters his unique mix of alternative music with soulful pop and futuristic feelings. Alongside the song comes a visually creative music video that tells a story of rawness, freedom and self-love. “My message will always be Love”, says Mauvey.
Mauvey is constantly exploring creative narratives through his music, “If my entire music career is a giant book about the rigours of Love, the ups, the downs, the highs and the complicated lows, I’d have done my job of distributing Love”. He goes on to say, “I want to be clear about what I’m talking, singing and rapping about – no games – I don’t know everything, but I know that Love is everything, there’s no better subject”.
Earlier this year Mauvey gained recognition being awarded by the MOBO Help Musicians Fund. He has also been supported by Huw Stephens’ BBC Music Introducing on Radio 1, including being Mercury Prize nominee Georgia’s ‘pick’.
Mauvey is looking to project his love in more ways than one by helping the community with The Night Skin Initiative. All proceeds of his upcoming mixtape, ‘The Night Skin Mauve Mixtape’ will go to this initiative. By donating, you will be supporting Black creative artists worldwide with the financial support they need to consider making their talents viable full-time career options.
Mauvey’s powerful lyrical content is unashamed; he isn’t perfect, and he’s not trying to be. The themes are not always black and white, at times, they’re a bit Mauvey.