Who is Mavrick?
There is a new act signed to polydor. His debut single REMEDY was released a week ago and the official music video premiered on NOISEY today. Mavrick was introduced to the label by SPINNUP scout and manager Ali.
Mavrick, please tell us more about yourself – how did it all begin for you?
I actually didn’t start making music until I was about 19. Before that everything was about football. I did discover quite early in school that I could sing but never really saw it as a thing I wanted to do.
It wasn’t until I started to listen to old soul music and Prince that I was completely captured. I learned to play the guitar by myself at home and tried to be Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Prince.
Congratulations on your release Remedy and on being signed to Polydor! How did all of this come together?
Thanks I’m so stoked about everything that’s happening right now!
It all began with Ali, my manager and also Spinnup scout who played it at an A&R meeting at Universal Sweden. He got a text from Polydor before the song was finished that said they wanted to sign it.
How was it to work with scout and manager Ali?
Me and Ali go way way back so we have a very open and honest relationship. He has always supported me and always comes with good input. It feels really good to have someone I trust completely by my side, stepping in to this crazy world. He’s extremely passionate about music and finding new stuff! I’m lucky to have him!
Your debut single is called ‘Remedy’. What does the song mean to you?
With remedy we wanted to make a pop song that nobody had heard before. Mixing all our influences such as pop, soul, gospel, trip hop and drum & bass and blending them all together.
It’s a song about facing your inner demons. To be true to yourself!
What’s happening in the year to come?
We’re always in the studio writing new stuff. Hopefully there’s an album coming out this Spring. But to start with I just want to get out on the road and get as many people as possible to listen to my music. Me and the band have so much fun playing these songs live and we want everyone to share that with us.
If you would give Spinnup artists some advice, what would it be?
Keep making the music you love and don’t focus so much on what’s hot right now. I never thought anyone would like Remedy, it’s actually quite weird. But we had so much fun making it and that shines through!
Watch the official video here: