Fresh Cut: Real Magic – ‘Deep Breathing’ LP
Exactly one month ago today we premiered “The Trance“, the lead-off single from Real Magic’s debut LP, Deep Breathing. Now, 1 week from its scheduled release through Denver’s Hug Records, we’re excited to give you a 1-week-only preview of the entire 7-track album.
So without further adieu, stream Deep Breathing:
As previously stated by Real Magic:
I recorded ‘Deep Breathing’ in the closet of my apartment in Denver, CO using a guitar, a synthesizer, a few drum machines and my voice. It is a deeply contemplative and personal album for me, although I want it to be very accessible. When I wrote “No Things Left” and “Crip Tics” a couple years ago, I had just started experimenting with electronics for the first time and that was all I used. I thought of myself as more of a producer then, I suppose, and much of what I wrote at that time was simply an exploration of all those new electronic tools. Writing Deep Breathing was a very different process. I finally felt comfortable enough with my production that I could focus on songwriting and singing. Instead of burying my vocals in the mix like I’ve done in the past, I built these songs around my voice. I was much more interested in creating dramatic narratives than dance-floor beats this time around. I also wanted to make myself vulnerable and exposed, which is terrifying but feels honest. These songs are about lots of different things… death/oblivion, love, self-doubt, attachment, impermanence, the idea of illusion…”The Trance” is a pretty good example of what I was thinking about: “whether we’ve made this up, we’re entranced by its truth.” We believe whatever intrigues us and we make it our reality. The truth is in the decision to believe it.