Marlon: Mavi Phoenix’s Captivating Journey of Growth and Diversity


Hailing from Austria, Mavi Phoenix made his mark in the music scene with the release of his first extended play “My Fault” in 2014. In 2017, he followed up with his second EP titled “Young Prophet,” featuring popular tracks like “Ibiza,” “Aventura,” and “Yellow.” Finally, in 2020, Mavi released his debut album “Boys Toys,” captivating audiences with his unique sound and captivating lyrics.

Fast forward to 2022, and we are introduced to Mavi’s latest album, “Marlon,” comprising 15 tracks produced by the talented Mavi Phoenix himself, along with the renowned producer Alex the Flipper. This album was a labor of love, taking two years to craft, and serves as an act of liberation for Mavi, allowing him to fully express himself artistically.

During this transformative period, Mavi had the opportunity to focus on his musical evolution. The result is an amalgamation of genres, showcasing Mavi’s versatility and growth as an artist. Notably, the addition of guitar sounds adds a captivating element to his songs, creating a sense of nostalgic 2000s pop-punk vibes that resonate with listeners.

Each song in “Marlon” stands out in its own perfect way, highlighting Mavi’s diversity and artistry. From the soul-stirring lyrics of the album opener “Only God,” where Mavi sings about the euphoria of finding love, to the introspective and confident rapping on tracks like “Tokyo Drift,” where he boldly declares, “They wanna make me king, That’s what I’ve always been.”

One particular standout from “Marlon” is the song “So Happy I’m Useless,” accompanied by a poignant music video that addresses the stigmatization of taking antidepressants. This powerful combination of meaningful lyrics and captivating visuals showcases Mavi’s ability to tackle important social issues through his music.

An exceptional aspect of “Marlon” is the seamless harmony between the lyrics and the beats, a testament to the collaboration between Mavi Phoenix and Alex the Flipper. Their partnership has resulted in a unique sound that captivates listeners from start to finish, leaving a lasting impression.

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While every song feels perfect on its own, it is clearly the diversity that distinguishes Mavi from other talents. He can easily sing about having found love like in the record’s opener “Only God”, switch to rapping about how 

“They wanna make me king /

That’s what I’ve always been“

on songs like “Tokyo Drift”. Every songs is filled with feelings, honesty and self-confidence.

“Marlon” is not just an album; it is a journey through the mind of a young artist who has discovered his authentic self and is ready to share his vision with the world. Mavi Phoenix’s growth as an individual and an artist is evident in every aspect of this album, and we can’t help but anticipate what the future holds for him.

© Mavi Phoenix

For those eager to immerse themselves in the world of “Marlon,” the album is now available on vinyl, CD, and all major streaming platforms. Furthermore, Mavi Phoenix will be embarking on a tour, presenting the opportunity for fans to experience the magic of “Marlon” live. We highly encourage everyone to join this extraordinary musical experience.

“Marlon Tour 2022”

31/3/22 Köln, CBE

01/04/22 München, Ampere

02/04/22 Frankfurt, Zoom

03/04/22 Stuttgart, Im Wizemann

05/04/22 Bielefeld, Stereo

06/04/22 Hannover, Faust

07/04/22 Hamburg, Uebel & Gefährlich

08/04/22 Leipzig, Naumanns

09/04/22 Berlin, Frannz Club 

14/04/22 Wien, Arena 

27/04/22 Salzburg , Rockhouse 

28/04/22 Innsbruck, Treibhaus 

29/04/22 Graz, PPC 

06/05/22 Luzern, Südpol

07/05/22 Basel, Humbug