LOVE

by Mavin

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about

Mavin is a Berlin raised Afro-Polish musician, songwriter, music selector aka DJ and producer. After the recent release of his single Time (Is A Promise), he's now ready to drop his first solo album LOVE.
Mavin explains the concept behind it's creation of his album: 'The idea came from the urge to create what I want to listen to and what's not produced like this anymore. Old-school Disco Influences, paired with early Vocal House productions meets classic pop songwriting. Strong hooks and harmonies and melodies and shuffling beats. A feel good affair. Lyrically, the songs address anything from wanting love, being loved or losing love.'
The majority of the album was produced by BonomoLeMagass; that's the production and songwriting team of Mavin alongside American-born musician / producer Snax. The two first teamed up in Mavin's former project Manhooker. Reflecting on the vibe they create together, Mavin explains, 'Snax simply gets me and pushed me to go all the way; daring me to be more open and in-your-face with my pop songwriting. He inspired me to go into the whole new dimension of funk, soul and r&b.' Stand out tracks with the BonomoLeMagass sound are Making Music, Let My Body and Running Out Of Time. It also only stands to reason that LOVE would be released on Snax's own imprint, Random Records.
Further themes and production collabs abound, such as the flagship single from LOVE, Time (Is A Promise), produced with DJ Rotciv and written as a personal farewell dedication to a beloved family member. My Favorite Friend, produced with Eric D. Clark from Whirlpool Productions was written about friendship. ‘It’s about having found a soulmate' says Mavin, 'a person you trust blindly. A person who understands you as a human being’.

credits

released November 23, 2018

Produced by BonomoLeMagass, except where indicated.
BonomoLeMagass are Paul ‘Snax’ Bonomo and Sebastian ‘Mavin’ Magassouba. All vocals by Mavin except where indicated.
All instruments by Snax except where indicated.
Publishing: Sebastian Magassouba GEMA, Love Pollution Music ASCAP
Except where indicated


*Produced by BonomoLeMagass and Dickey Doo / Publishing: Sebastian Magassouba GEMA, Love Pollution Music ASCAP, Roloff Richard Wolfgang SOCAN
**Produced by Eric D. Clark / publishing: Sebastian Magassouba GEMA, Subcurrent Media GEMA
***Publishing: Sebastian Magassouba GEMA, Love Pollution Music ASCAP, Rikky Crowley BMI
****Produced by Lazercat / Publishing: Sebastian Magassouba GEMA, Copyright Control
*****Produced by Rotciv / Publishing: Sebastian Magassouba GEMA, Copyright Control


Recorded at the L-Boogie, The Shade, Davidsounds and The Subcurrent Studios.

Cover design: Sylvia Trebbi.


1. Another Nightshift
(S.M.Magassouba/ Paul ‘Snax’ Bonomo)
Background vocals: Adam Joseph
Trumpet: Gonzo

2. Let My Body
(S.M.Magassouba/ Paul ‘Snax’ Bonomo)
Background vocals: Marie-Ève Desjardins & Snax
Harpsichord: Snax

3. Goodbye Innocence
(S.M.Magassouba/ Paul ‘Snax’ Bonomo)
Background vocals: Marie-Ève Desjardins & Snax

4. Jumping Jack
(S.M.Magassouba/ Paul ‘Snax’ Bonomo)
Background vocals: Andrea Trullesand

5. Making Music
(S.M.Magassouba/ Paul ‘Snax’ Bonomo)
Background vocals: Adam Joseph, Marie-Ève Desjardins & Snax
Bass: Jan Wanschura

6. Happy - feat. Lady Bunny *
(S.M.Magassouba/ Paul ‘Snax’ Bonomo /Richard Roloff)
Background vocals: Marie-Ève Desjardins & Lady Bunny
All instruments: Snax and Dicky Doo

7. My Favorite Friend **
(S.M.Magassouba/Eric D. Clark)
Background vocals: Eric D. Clark
All instruments: Eric D. Clark

8. No One Gets Me (Like You Do)
(S.M.Magassouba/ Paul ‘Snax’ Bonomo)

9. Running (Out Of Time) - feat. Rica Shay ***
(S.M.Magassouba/ Paul ‘Snax’ Bonomo /T.Świtała/Rikki Crowley)
Rap: Rica Shay
Trumpet: Gonzo
Flute: Maja Joel
Extra keyboards: Jan Wanschura

10. Werq ****
(S.M.Magassouba/Lazercat/ Paul ‘Snax’ Bonomo)
Background vocals: Marie-Ève Desjardins & Snax
All instruments by: Lazercat

11. Time (Is A Promise) *****
(S.M.Magassouba/Victor Rotciv)
Background vocals: Adam Joseph
All instruments: Rotciv

12. Still Believe
(S.M.Magassouba/ Paul ‘Snax’ Bonomo)
Background vocals: Marie-Ève Desjardins
Flute: Maja Joel

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Track Name: Another Nightshift
Another Nightshift

Verse 1.
Weekdays, we're separated from each other
Gets to be a drag
All this weight lies heavy on my shoulders
Daylight fades to black

Keep on, keeping on
working like a crazy nutter
Tell me, can't you see
Being left alone really only makes it harder
I just want you here

Refrain:
Another nightshift
Nightshift, yeah
Another nightshift
Without my baby
But I know I'll get you back

Verse 2.
Somedays getting by is such a struggle
Ain't too proud to beg
A slow hand is what I need
Don't want another
I'm always running back
Keep on, keeping on
stressing, I don't get a lot of
Get a lot of sleep
With you on my mind
Like a torture - hear me stutter
The distance makes me weep
Track Name: Let My Body
2. Let My Body

Verse 1.
If you give me what you got,
then you know you got it
Make me melt right on the spot,
that's the way I love it
When the full moon's bright
we can spend the night, honey
To the tick-tick-tock
You can make my body rock

Refrain:
just try to cruise control my body
Might even let you steer the wheel
Inviting you to a private party
Come give me something I can feel


Let my body, just let my body
Let my body, just let my body
Let my body, just let my body

Verse 2.
Wanna let you hit the spot,
I can't seem to fight it
I enjoy to rock a lot,
don't you wanna ride it?
When my sun rises high
and our rockets fly
That's when you and me
reach for ecstasy

just try to cruise control my body
Might even let you steer the wheel
Inviting you to a private party
Come give me something I can feel

Let my body, just let my body
Let my body, just let my body
Let my body, just let my body
Track Name: Goodbye Innocence
Goodbye Innocence

Sugar, sugar...

Verse 1.
Love has never been
A game that I can play
Trust and honesty
Are hard to find today

Bridge:
Was looking for you
In anticipation
Forget my words and
My reservations
A painful heartache
on ventilation
Too much is at stake
That's no sensation


Refrain:
Just a simple kiss
Turned into romance
Now it's more than this
so much more than this

Just a simple kiss
Turned into romance
Innocence, Goodbye Innocence

Verse 2.
Though my everyday
consists of sleepless nights
I do confess (Do confess)
I'm longing for the light

Bridge
I can feel a heartbeat
A Stimulation
But I really don't need
An operation

It's not that I'm stubborn
In fact I'm open
Hey, can you promise
My heart won't be broken?
Track Name: Jumping Jack
Padlock. Mmh mmhhh. oh. Yeah

Verse 1:
Hopping on another train
It just never stops
If I had another option
I would give it up
Teleporting would be something I‘d consider but
Doc-Doc Brown is on speed-dial
But not picking up

Refrain:
feeling like Jeykill,, Hyde & seek
Busting a padlock off my feet
So I'm moving on
I, I, I won't be your
Be your jumping jack
I, I Gotta shake it
Shake it off my back
I, I, I won't be your
Be your jumping jack
This time I know where it's at

Verse 2:
I am restless
Always guest-listed
V.I.P. Zone
Fjällraven packed
blaming jet-leg
I wish to be cloned
changing places,, crowded places
waiter pour it up
Never seem to get the job done
now the time is up


Spoken Word:
You wanna put me on a leash?
Good luck with that
I'm a Lion, and not a pussycat
I slice the meat
And I take the knife
I lick my wounds
Eat you alive
Track Name: Making Music
Making Music - Bonomo LeMagass - Get It - Feel It

Verse 1.
Heard the music, Improvised
Started singing, Harmonized
Asked a female, jam with me
Let's create a melody

If you feel it, like I do
Just throw your hands up and feel this groove
Just forget your stress and strife
This should make you feel alright

Refrain:
Making music
Sweet, sweet music
Oh Music

Verse 2.
So, if you happen to be out
And you hear a sound so tight
Shake it off, it's the comfort zone
Let your rag and bone man move along

Feel the power of a song
With human voices
No metronome
Get united in a groove
The excitement breaks the roof

Refrain:
Making music
Sweet, sweet music
Oh Music
Track Name: Happy - feat. Lady Bunny
Intro:
Mmmmh Mmmh Mhhhh
These Walls, These Walls, These Walls
Around me
Are suffocating me
And All These Eyes around me
Keep staring
at me
And my body, Body, Body
But All I wanna be is
Happy

Verse 1.
These eyes around me stare at me
continuously
Time flies but they won’t let me be
who I wanna be
You should tell em what you think,
It’s your life, your dreams, don’t stop to sing- Oh No!
Again and again repeat
Be bold and don’t you miss a beat
you should be…

Refrain:
Happy, Happy, (I should be)
Happy, Happy (I should be)
Happy, Happy (I should be)
Happy, Happy
(ooooh, ooooh, oooh)

Verse 2.
These walls are trapping my esprit
Suffocating me
More lies, than truth, misleading me
And I gotta break free
Seal your fate with golden ink
Don’t you wanna see what tomorrow brings?
(I wanna, I wanna see it all)
Mistakes you shouldn’t repeat
Erratic things you must delete
You should be

Refrain:

Happy, Happy, (I know I should be)
Happy, Happy (I know I)
Happy (I know I), Happy
Happy, Happy, Happy
(ooooh, ooooh, oooh)
Track Name: My Favorite Friend
(spoken) (Look at him…Laughter. Listen.)

Verse 1.
We get along
We love similar songs
You understand
You understand me in every way
When I am down
You lift me up with a sound
A sound I cannot explain
You are my favourite friend, yeah.

Refrain:
You are my favorite friend
You are my favorite friend
(My Favorite friend, yeah)
You are my favorite friend
You are my favorite friend

Verse 2.
When you're in need
A true friend is indeed
He understands
He will mend your heart again
Then you should know
A heart shaped box isn't soul
He wears his heart on a sleeve
A true friend has love to give, yeah

Refrain:
You are my favorite friend
(My Favorite friend, yeah)
You are my favorite friend
(My Favorite friend, favorite friend)
You are my favorite friend
You are my favorite friend
Track Name: No One Gets Me (Like You Do)
Verse 1.
I used to think I could
Stop the hands of time and knock on wood
Things will turn out fine
Wasting all my days and living for the night
Then out of the blue
An anomaly appeared it was you
My wildest dreams came true
What am I supposed to do?

Refrain:
No one gets me like you do
No one gets me like you do
For who I am
And what I could be
Bringing out the best in me
Noone gets me like you do

Verse 2.
Always misunderstood
Claiming what is mine
And see what's good
But still in denial
In it for the thrill
No substance, banal
Then claiming the coup
And to win the battle, shocked, but who knew?
My magic bel esprit,
you are my victory

Refrain:
No one gets me like you do
No one gets me like you do
For who I am
And what I could be
Bringing out the best in me
No one gets me like you do
Track Name: Running Out Of Time feat. Rica Shay
Verse 1.
I couldn’t possibly give you more than I already have
Nothing that we do can save this ship from sinking, hell yeah
What’s it gonna be, whatcha gonna say?
Do you have a plan, how we gonna play?
Wanna be with you, do you feel the same?
Do we start anew, can we win the game?

Are you with me, matey, can we do it, if we try it?
I am willing to give all I have, but time is running

Refrain:
Running out of time
Running out of time
Running out of time
Running…

Verse 2.
I couldn’t honestly look you in the eye and then pretend
That you don’t phase me, you amaze me
that’s the truth, it must be said
What’s it gonna be, whatcha gonna say?
Do you have a plan, how we’re gonna play?
Wanna be with you, do you feel the same?
Do we start anew, can we win the game?

Are you with me matey, can we do it, if we try it?
I am willing to give all I have, but time is running

Refrain:
Running out of time
Running out of time
Running out of time
Running…

Rap (Rica Shay):
Ya Ho, Mavin
This boy be trippin, trippin’?, that’s right
Yeah, I’m about to tell him what’s up
I’m about to really break it down
Rica Shay, listen up

Hey, little homie, get your shoes untight
Now your tripping on your words, then you’re slipping on your pride
Told me that you cared, never told me that you lied
Gave you all I got and you took it for a ride
Need to understand that I’m looking for a man
You told me that you’re sorry, but I just don’t give a damn
Clock keeps ticking and I wonder where you at
Listen up buddy, I ain’t got no time for that
Had to be a mess, had to dirty up my Nike’s
Hell you be trippin’ if you think I’d be your wifey
All up in my face, so why you getting hifi
First you say you hate me, now you say you like me
Running, yo, I’m running, running out of time…
Track Name: Werq
On my way to work
I got a funny feeling
Like a monkey on my back
Climbing up the ceiling
Can't explain what came over me
All I feel is a mental block and insecurity
He said, she said, boy, hold that sucker down
Instead of running all over town
Freaky playing coy, shooting cupids down
One by one, until the lying bleeding on the ground

Refrain:
Gonna make you werq for my lovin'
Gonna make you werq for my huggin'
Gonna make you werq for my lovin' Gonna make you work.

Verse 2
Now you get berserk
Acting all frustrated (whatever)
Me, I'm turning cold
And you're intimidated
I repeat no one's playing me (No)
I'd rather be alone than sorry
So won't you set me free
My bad, I enjoy walking with a frown
On my pretty poker face , no one steals my crown
Where's my dignity, why am I so weak?
I guess my sorry ass will follow soon
But now freak!
Track Name: Still Believe
How can it be
That I'm still alone
My love is free
Fighting on my own (ooooh)
Day in, day out
I am faltering
Late in the night
I am wondering
Where you are


I still believe,
I still believe in love


Making believe
I'm a one-man band
No one can see, no one understands
Breaking it down I do testify (Testify, Testify)
Truly profound I objectify
Every shining star

Spoken word:
You know, call me a fool, but
I still believe in love, yeah
Break it down
yeah.

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