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Slow Magic Announces New Album, Float, to be Released October 6

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Slow Magic Announces New Album, Float, to be Released October 6

Float Cover Art

Float Cover Art

New Single, “Light” (Feat. Tropics), Available Now

22 August 2017 (Toronto, ON) - Slow Magic is proud to announce his new album, Float, coming out October 6 via Downtown/Interscope/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Float is Slow Magic’s third studio album following 2014’s How To Run Away. Along with the announcement of Float, Slow Magic is sharing a new single, Light” (Feat. Tropics), the second single from the album.

“‘Light’ is one of my favourites from the upcoming album. It started with a harp sample I was playing on my keyboard. I really enjoyed the way it played and ended up just messing around with it for hours. I wanted the song to convey the tension between a really calm and expected moment, suddenly followed by something intense. Light has always been an inspiration of mine. It can determine and define our surroundings in a way nothing else really can – it even dictates our mood and emotions. When Chris from Tropics sent me the lyrics it worked perfectly. He captured in a love song everything I wanted to say musically.”

Work on Float began during a trip to Iceland. Slow Magic cites the surreal change in light that far north as an inspiration. “The sun never really went away. It was eternal,” Slow Magic explains. “I wanted to approach this album in ways I never had before.” That meant recording live drums at a studio in Stockholm normally reserved for metal bands. Once the instrumentals took shape, Slow Magic enlisted vocalists Peter Silberman (from The Antlers), Kate Boy, Tropics, Toulouse, and MNDR to complete Float.

“My last album, How To Run Away, was about my life at that time, really just moving at all times, running away from any reality and problems. I wanted to capture that feeling of freedom of youth when nothing really seems to matter in the long term. A lot of the songs were about specific places in the world I was able to experience for the very first time.”

"On Float I wanted to go back to the beginning of Slow Magic. I wanted to capture the raw sounds and feelings and freedom of my first albums ▲ and How To Run Away while expanding and evolving into something completely new. Most of the songs started very stripped down, just with piano and organic instruments. I let the songs write themselves without forcing them to go anywhere they didn't naturally go.”

Slow Magic will tour the world for the rest of 2017 in support of Float headlining his biggest rooms yet. “I'm planning a lot of new things that I haven't done before. There will be a completely revamped live show with a ton of new music. I'm hoping people that have been to my show and people that never have will all feel like they are experiencing something they never have imagined.” 


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Canadian Tour Dates:

11/8 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount

11/9 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern

11/30 –Vancouver, BC @ Venue