STUDIO SPOTLIGHT: Magic!
Magic! is not your conventional band.
quartet -- consisting of lead singer & guitaristNasri, guitarist Mark Pelli, bass
guitarist Ben Spivak, and drummer Alex
Tanas -- formed in 2012 and cover a wide range of genres,
including the heavy reggae influence present in their breakout 2014
hit "Rude". They also put their musical versatility on display in
the YH Studio with an impromptu cover ofGinuwine’s “Pony”. Not straying
too far from their roots, though, Magic! also performed their new
single “Red Dress”, in addition to their classic hit
After the performance, the group sat down to chat with us about everything from where they want to travel (China is a big goal) to what their spirit animals are (Ben picked an elephant). The quartet also revealed the meaning behind the title of their new album,Primary Colours, which has a tie-in to Nasri’s new baby.
One take away from the interview is that Magic! has a specific goal with their music: To help listeners forget about life for a second. Their music provides the ultimate escapism with funky undertones. We love this motto and their new single!
Check out the full interview including performances below!
- Mike Dolzer, YH Contributing Writer