Steamy summer twilights mean it’s time to fall for a little night Magic. Blue-eyed synth soul with an ’80s bent, The Magic transcend time and place on Night Falling, their long-awaited follow-up to the 2012 debut, Ragged Gold. The duo of Geordie and Evan Gordon spent four years crafting the record during time off as members of indie rock band Islands.
Born in Guelph, Ontario, The Magic (no relation to the Toronto reggae band) was once a full band, featuring old friends and top Toronto players. Now playing as a four-piece, including the impassioned vocals of Jessy Bell Smith and Tim Clarke, The Magic’s haunting new sound focuses on Geordie’s ever-evolving croon and falsetto, with sonic nods to Sade, Hall & Oates and Blood Orange. Solid pop songs, spacious synth explorations and Geordie’s suave charisma add up to one of 2017’s sweetest sonic pleasures.