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 Fri­day you can join Marv for the LIVE online per­form­ance of ‘Heal Me’ which is being premiered by Bright­Sky music —

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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Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.