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Mavi drops new track “Doves”

It’s the second single from his sophomore LP, Laughing so Hard, It Hurts.

September 30, 2022
Mavi drops new track “Doves” Wyeth Collins

Mavi has shared the second single from his forthcoming sophomore LP. Laughing so Hard, It Hurts is due out October 14, and today’s track, “Doves,” is the record’s second offering, arriving two behind its lead single, “Baking Soda.”

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On the new song, the North Carolina-born emcee and current Howard University neuroscience major gets cerebral, his mind-bending flow completely at ease over a Dylvinci beat that feels both tranquil and anxious, due to the dissidence between its rushed drum line and its relaxed, aqueous synths. “High as fuck, its close to consistent, my mental / I been drinkin’ under the table, I thought you quit fool,” he raps early on, in dialogue with himself. “I don’t think you know ‘bout reverence and ridicule / I don’t think you know bout theft as founding principle.”

Mavi dropped his stunning debut LP, Let the Sun Talk, in 2019 and spoke to The FADER’s Brandon Callender about its theme of Black liberation. Last year, he followed it up with the End of the Earth EP, and he’s since dropped a string of standalone singles.

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Listen to “Doves” and check out the album art and tracklist for Laughing so Hard, It Hurts below.

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Mavi drops new track “Doves”

1. High John
2. Spoiled Brat
3. Baking Soda
4. Doves
5. Quiet On Set
6. 3 Left Feet
7. My Good Ghosts
8. Reason!
9. Hemlock
10. Having My Way
11. Known Unknowns
12. Trip (feat. Amindi)
13. Opportunity Kids
14. The Inconvenient Truth
15. Chinese Finger Trap
16. Last Laugh

Mavi drops new track “Doves”