MAUVEY INVITES EVERYONE TO THEIR OWN THRONE ON NEW SINGLE THE KING
STANDOUT PERFORMANCES AT SXSW AND THE GREAT ESCAPE WITH NEW UK SHOWS AND FESTIVAL DATES
IN WESTERN CANADA ANNOUNCED
TORONTO, ON – May 17, 2022 – Sharing a message of love through creative narratives of intentional songwriting, intelligent melody and hypnotic production, rising, Vancouver, BC / London, UK singer-songwriter, Mauvey, continues to blaze his path. Today, Mauvey launches The King, an uplifting, vibrant track with empowering prose about equality, respect and the inherent value within us all. Listen to The King and watch the video here.
Mauvey adds: “Throughout history ‘Kings’ (men) have been the most important people, the most protected people and the most respected people. I wanted to write a song tearing that apart. THE KING is a redistribution of power and respect to everyone, especially the immensely powerful women we have in our world.”
The video for The King was produced by Mauvey, and co-directed by Mauvey and Andrew Huculiak. Breeanne Brereton stars as The King, while Mauvey takes stage as The Martian. See below for a full list of personnel behind the production.
The King is Mauvey's first new single since the his 2021 mixtape, The Florist, released on December 10 via 604 Records. The release marked Mauvey's directorial debut with a short film, of the same title, accompanying the mixtape. Comprised of cinematic videos for standout tracks, The Florist can be watched here and listened to here.
The King received support from BBC 6 Music yesterday, and will be featured as BBC Introducing's Record of the Week on Saturday, May 21. The Florist has made waves on radio, landing at #21 on the Earshot Top 50 Chart, #27 on the NACC Top 200 Chart, #8 on NACC Electronic Chart, #17 on NACC Hip Hop Chart.
Mauvey says of The Florist: “I wanted to deliver something human with this mixtape. Love, at the end of the day, is real and unpredictable. My debut mixtape is a declaration of unpredictable, desperate love and self love. There’s some happy, there’s some sad, there’s some sad that sounds happy and there’s some happy that sounds sad. It’s human, it’s love, it’s real.”
In March, Mauvey made his debut at SXSW in Austin, Texas, cited as an 'Artist To Watch' by the revered festival itself, delivered five energetic showcases (including Range Magazine, Breakout West and M for Montreal). In Vancouver, Mauvey recently rocked support sets for Easy Life at Vancouver's Fortune Sound Club, and Snotty Nose Rez Kids at Commodore Ballroom. He returned to the UK this month, making his debut at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. Tonight, he connects with Newport audiences at Le Pub and tomorrow (Wednesday, May 18), Mauvey will perform for fans in his hometown of Southampton at The Brook. The summer is looking hot, too; Mauvey will play Laketown Shakedown in Duncan, BC in June, and Constellation Festival in Squamish, BC in July. See all details below.
Mauvey's live set is not to be missed - stay tuned for more dates to be announced and sonic affirmations of love this year.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 17: Newport, UK – Le Pub
May 18: Southampton, UK – The Brook
May 28: London, UK – The Grace
June 30: Duncan, BC - Lakedown Shakedown
July 22: Squamish, BC – Constellation Festival
A highly energized and articulate emotional wreck on stage, Mauvey’s raison d’être is to create and generate love, both on and off stage. “My message will always be Love” says Mauvey, who has designed his projects of Love through his creative narratives which use intentional songwriting, intelligent melody, and hypnotic beat. “My mission is to distribute Love, and there’s no better way to do that than through music”.
Born in Ghana, West Africa, Mauvey grew up in the UK and Vancouver, Canada. An artist, performer and songwriter, Mauvey creates his own unique sound and style of alternative pop music, with reflective influences of Michael Jackson, Kanye West, Oumou Sangaré, Prince, Childish Gambino and Labrinth.
In Spring 2021, Mauvey proudly signed with the fiercely independent label, 604 Records. After three double single releases, Mauvey’s mixtape, The Florist, dropped in December 2021. The tracks have been received tremendous praise from worldwide press, radio, music fans and industry alike.
The project has been championed by BBC Introducing on Radio 1, Exclaim!, Range Magazine and climbing on Earshot, NACC’s Top 200 and Electronic Radio Charts. Mauvey has taken stages with a vengeance including performances at SXSW, support slots for easy life and Snotty Nose Rez Kids, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend & Isle of Wight Festival, a 20 date UK headline Tour, plus showcase sets at M for Montreal and Focus Wales.
Mauvey’s latest single, THE KING, is an empowering alt-pop anthem that floods listeners with melodic lyrism, razor-sharp production and mesmerizing bass and drums. Mauvey shares, "Throughout history ‘Kings’ (men) have been the most important people, the most protected people and the most respected people. I wanted to write a song tearing that apart. THE KING is a redistribution of power and respect to everyone, especially the immensely powerful women we have in our world." Stay tuned for the debut full length album coming in Fall 2022.