Everything one does in turn helps them in another facet of their life. For me writing eventually led to interviewing which led to podcasting. For Marvi, everything she does seems to go hand in hand from her music to her acting to her writing. A sort of all talents on deck kind of creative, Marvi has spent much of her life engulfed in the arts and today is never far from an endeavor that pushes her passions forward. We talked about all of that and then some, like her latest single, “In My Head,” which is available on all major music and streaming platforms now.
Kendra: We’re still grasping the idea of when and where to use the restroom at four years old, but you – you were out there embracing a natural gift. Were you singing the traditional children’s songs or were you a kid with their finger on the pulse of pop music?
Marvi: As a kid, I was singing all sorts of songs honestly! From songs from TV shows to kids’ music to artists like Destiny’s Child, Rihanna, and Ed Sheeran; all sorts. I listened to a wide range of music from the ‘90s to ‘70s to the early 2000s since my mum collected so many CDs. As a kid, I pretty much listened to music all day every day! I particularly loved pop music but also some R&B.
Kendra: You’ve been singing your whole life but it wasn’t until 2019 the world got your debut single, “Seeking Heaven.” It leaned more toward R&B for me than your current but the underlying alternative ways definitely felt like the thread that ties your music together. Did you grow up immersed in an alt-scene?
Marvi: I’ve actually always been a lover of pop music, however, the producer wanted to give another feel for the track seeking heaven and I felt that for that song it worked really well, but still feel I’ll always mostly consider myself a pop/alternative or R&B/alternative singer.
Kendra: After “Seeking Heaven” you took a bit of a break from releasing music. Is that because you were focusing on your other skills during that time?
Marvi: After 2020 happened and I was spending lots of time at home, but before that, I was also studying for my GCSE. That ended up not happening! I did however do a few modeling shoots in that time period for Nike and worked on a few short film projects.
Kendra: How do you feel acting and writing have helped your music over the years?
Marvi: I’ve always loved writing since I was a kid but never wanted it to be a main career, however, I loved telling stories and expressing myself. I felt acting and writing could be a side career to the music career I have and love. I loved doing voice acting for BBC, and films like ‘Me My Germs and James.’
I published a book which was such a huge accomplishment for me when it was released by an agency at only 14 years old about the mental health I was struggling with at the time. Writing has always been an escape for me and I’ve always done it at my worst moments. Getting to write stories and poems that other people can relate to will forever give me joy. Creating a lifelike character is extremely important especially when we crave aspects of our lives we may not have at the moment. A book can be a great escape and give confidence in ways some humans may be unable too.
Kendra: Now let’s talk about your fall 2022 release, “In My Head.” I have a podcast about crushes so I was very much into this song because it goes well with the show. That feeling of liking someone and your mind not understanding that it can think about other things…not just the crush. That said, how do you know when you have a crush forming?
Marvi: Haha, that’s an interesting question. The crushes I end up having are usually based on emotional connection. I personally need to feel emotionally connected to someone before it turns into anything long-lasting. I might be physically attracted to you, but if I’m not feeling your vibe or personality it isn’t enough for me to actually like you! But in terms of how I behave y’all probably see it on my face I don’t usually hide my emotions unless it’s needed.
Kendra: If you were to send your current crush an old-school mixtape, what three songs would be must-haves on it?
Marvi: Hmmm, I would definitely send them Bea Miller “Like That.” I’ve definitely been treated harshly in the past by people and that song got me through a lot. I think Bea Miller is a very extraordinary and underrated artist.
Also, “Hurt Again” by Julia Michaels. That song would be referring to not necessarily wanting to be hurt by them, but being open to the possibility of falling in love and doing it all over again. Lastly, “Monster” by Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes. Often people target their own cruelty onto us then blame us for being upset about it.
Kendra: Now being that it’s a new year, have you set any sort of music resolutions for yourself?
Marvi: 10000%. I definitely want to release lots and lots of cool music I’ve written. In 2023 I’m honestly very excited for what the year brings! Especially for spring, it’s my favourite season.
Kendra: Lastly, with a few songs out now, what lies ahead for you?
Marvi: I’m hoping to have an EP out but honestly who knows! I wanna let the universe decide this one!