I’ve been a big fan of Mavi Phoenix for a while now; stepping between genres, the 23-year old songwriter and producer has been carving a unique path. Elements of hip-hop, pop, R&B and electronica collide, resulting in a dynamic sound that can’t be tied down. The new single ‘bullet in my heart’ continues this trend, employing a bold, brooding beat upon which Phoenix weaves her story; a personal musing on gender dysphoria, struggles faced as a child and an ongoing journey of self-discovery.
“This shit feels weird for me to post. I’m anxious about it. I feel not ready but at the same time I don’t wanna waste another minute on this earth not being my true self. Life is just too short. might be cringy but these are my intentions. I just wanna be happy. I felt like educating you on gender dysphoria, as it’s something I’ve struggled with since I was little. What probably isn’t much of a big deal to someone who’s identifying as a woman, to me is. I tried to “ignore” my gender for my whole life and not make a big deal out of it… But that’s not enough for me anymore. People are quick to make assumptions about others but have no idea what they’re fighting with. I needed to be honest and get this off my chest. I’m on a journey, finding out who I am and who I want to be. It’s a process and for now any gender pronouns are okay with me.” – Mavi Phoenix