Mavi Phoenix – Love Longtime
Austria strikes again! Alt-popstress Mavi Phoenix has just dropped Love Longtime, her second single after shocking us with her previous one Quiet. Piano chords open up the track while Mavi’s autotune-filtered vocals softly surf the groove till heavy bass gives space to the game-changer rap side in which the Austrian queen shows impressive skills and makes me think of a European version of M.I.A. If Austria has its chance to breakthrough in pop music biz, why we Italian shouldn’t be confident as well?
The track comes along with a video that Mavi has described to The Fader this way: “I spent the night in a Viennese hour hotel with two close friends. The location delivered the sense of privateness and secludedness that fits the song. Due to the fact that I was only surrounded by friends, my performance is as natural as it could get. All the light effects and colors in the video are analog since the room came with a crazy lighting system. The video doesn’t tell a story — it’s really about a momentum and open-ended questions”.