Canadian quartet MAGIC! have announced July 1st, 2016 as the release date for their sophomore album, Primary Colors. The new album follows the overwhelming success of their 2014 debut Don’t Kill The Magic. Working alongside Grammy Award-winning producer Adam Messinger, MAGIC! have compiled a collection of original songs written entirely by the band.
The reggae-pop band also recently released their latest single, “Lay You Down Easy” feat. Sean Paul. The light and airy song has already amassed a few million streams on Spotify and over a million views on Vevo. Critics, including USA Today and Idolator, are already predicting it will be a contender for 2016’s song of the summer.
MAGIC! exploded onto the music scene after their song “Rude” took on a life of its own during the summer of 2014. The viral hit topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 6 straight weeks, and went on to reach the #1 spot in 41 countries around the world. The undeniably catchy song has been streamed over 500 million times on Spotify and is closing in on 1 billion views on YouTube.
Now residing in Los Angeles, MAGIC! is made up of Mark Pellizzer (guitar), Alex Tanas (drums), Ben Spivak (bass) and the Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Nasri Atweh. The band effectively blends a number of genres, but their bread and butter is a fusion of soft, reggae-inspired rhythms and silky pop vocals. Frontman Nasri Atweh has an innate knack for writing catchy pop songs, and aside from his work with MAGIC!, he has written songs for the likes of pop and hip hop mega-stars Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Pitbull, and Christina Aguilera.
Fresh off their Brazilian tour, MAGIC! will play select dates this spring and summer, notably at the 142nd Kentucky Derby on April 30th, 2016. MAGIC! is looking to put the achievements garnered from their breakout single and debut album off to the side, and prove through their new album, Primary Colors, that they have more tricks up their sleeves. Head over to the band’s official website for a complete list of their scheduled shows, and click HERE to purchase the new single “Lay You Down Easy.”
Watch: MAGIC! – Lay You Down Easy (ft. Sean Paul)