Marv Radio’s MANTRA is a one of a kind album; an autobiography in audio visual form from the 32 year old artist who hails from East London. A suicide attempt, a 30 foot fall from a mountain, a 25 foot fall from a building: Marv Radio is a survivor.
MANTRA is that story, a story of nearly losing it all and starting again. As
Nelson Mandela once said; “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by
how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
Marv uses the voice as a therapeutic tool. He has learned how sound and vibration can affect the mind, body and consciousness and has travelled through the Amazon, Andes and more. These elements have guided him to his signature take on self-care and holistic therapies, focusing on the voice as a centre of wellbeing.
His latest project takes his audience on a journey through his troubled beginnings, struggles with mental health, near death experiences and his eventual healing through music and the spiritual enlightenment of Shamanism. This blend of experiences has set the foundations for an album that is revealing, hopeful and inspiring in its delivery.
Mantra is a hip hop odyssey that pulls in futuristic afro punk and spiritual influences. The album is a revolution in the way we think about music, the voice, mental health and spirituality.
The first Single on the album ‘Heal me’ is Marv’s own prayer for healing. He wrote it during his last bout of depression in 2015; it was the magic spell to bring himself into the alignment and power of his potential as a healer. This spiritual-trap ballad has a hard hitting beat, but the soft vocals demonstrate the purpose of this song. It compels his audience to be strong, accept the imperfections and step into the power of their true potential.
Marv’s Album, graphic novel and film, also called Mantra will be released in Autumn 2020.
This project was made possible by Sound and Music’s New Voices artist development programme. New Voices is supported by: Arts Council England, Performing Rights Society Foundation (PRSF) and the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust.
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