With sweet melodies that stick in your head for days, the band Magic Man is like no other. Magic Man is a synth-rock and pop act hailing from Providence, Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts. The band started off as a duo in 2010 but later on became a five piece band.
Magic Man is an interesting band that blends indie rock with electric pop sounding music. Most of the music they create is upbeat, it’s the type of music that makes you want to get up and dance.
The lead singer of the band, Alex Caplow, has an amazingly sweet and delicate sounding voice. He has the type of voice that you can listen to for hours and never get tired. His voice isn’t harsh sounding or too deep, it is just very relaxing and mellow. The band uses synth music to complement Caplow’s voice and they do a good job at it. All the songs they create are pleasant to the ears.
The band only has one album named Before the Waves, which came out in 2014. The best song from has to be the song titled “Paris.”
I adore this song because the beat of the song is a great pop tune that has an interesting sounding electric beats. The way Caplow sings this song is amazing; he owns the song with strong vocals and vibrant choruses. All throughout the album there is evidence of the youthfulness and the energy of the band. This is why I like the band so much, it’s the type of music you want to hear if you just want to enjoy music and feel happy.
On Thursday, I attended the sold-out concert of indie rock band Walk the Moon, who performed at The Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood.
As I was making line to enter the concert, I couldn’t help but notice that most of the people attending the concert were either teens or people in their early 20s. Most of the concertgoers creatively donned colorful war paint, a huge staple of the band. In the music video for “Anna Sun” the band cover themselves in paint.
The opening band was named The Griswolds, I have never heard of them until that day and honestly they weren’t bad at all. The songs they performed were extremely catchy, reminiscent of the music from the band MGMT.
Walk the Moon performance was one of the best I have ever seen. The band opened with the song “Different Colors”, a very upbeat song that complimented the vibrant lighting of the venue. The best surprise of the night was that the band covered the Killers’ “All These Things That I’ve Done.” My favorite band in the whole world is The Killers. So to see another band who I adore, cover one of their song just left me shocked and breathless.
Overall the band was amazing live, I was dancing and singing along for the whole set. They ended the night with the first song that made them famous, “Anna Sun” the whole crowd went wild and it was the perfect way to end the set. By the end of the concert, I was left sweaty and tired but if I could I would definitely relive this concert again.
Yesterday Mumford & Sons debuted their new single “believe” and surprisingly their signature banjo playing style is nowhere in sight.
The song starts with a slow tempo, solely highlighting Marcus Mumford’s voice, then around the two-minute mark the song is filled with powerful electric guitar sounds. The new sound of the band come after the band promised they were going to shake things up for their third album, which will be available on May 4.
Online many are complaining, stating that they should stick to their signature folk style and that they should not start sounding like other rock artists like Coldplay.
However, I disagree, it is refreshing to watch artists change up their sound and try new things. If artists always stuck to doing the same thing, then they would not grow and most of the music would always sound the same. I personally enjoyed the new song they released; the lyrics and the tempo go perfectly together. I applaud Mumford & Sons for trying something new and hope the new album is just as great as the single released.