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Magic Man talks new album ‘Before The Waves,’ tour and future (Includes interview)

On the song selection process of their new album, Caplow said, “The band and I moved to Providence after graduating from college and we built our home studio and we worked every day, writing as many songs as we possibly could come up with. It was inspired by the live gigs that we have been playing by our five-piece band, and we narrowed it down to the songs that made it to the album. We went to New York for the final production and mixing of the album with our producer Alex Aldi.”

Their single “Paris” was inspired by his trip to Paris, where he resided during his junior year in college. “I started this new chapter in my life in a foreign country and after six months, when my stay was over, I came back to school in the United States and I was in a bit of a culture shock and had trouble readjusting back to my old life. I wrote the song basically about all of those things I was feeling,” he said.

“Out of Mind” began as a demo they made, originating from an idea he had. “I wanted a fun, upbeat, poppy and catchy song and ‘Out of Mind’ emerged,” he said.

While it was difficult for him to pick a favorite song from the record, he listed “It All Starts Here,” the closing track of their album — and the song that they use to close their live shows. “It has a slow-build to it, and it is really fun to let loose in the end, after a long build-up,” he said. “We always knew that was going to be the last track on the album. It is definitely a special song for us.”

Caplow noted he and his band are extremely privileged to be on a record label like Columbia Records, especially since it has a rich history and “amazing, legendary artists” on its roster.

One of his fondest memories includes being a part of Panic! At the Disco’s “The Gospel Tour” with Walk The Moon last year. “We played for thousands of people and the fans showed up early to see us. I remember Panic! At The Disco when I was in high school, and I would come home and watch them on MTV, and I never thought that I would be sharing the stage with them. It was a wild, surreal dream come true,” he said.

Alex concluded, “We love the fans and appreciate them more than they believe. We will continue making music for them. It is the greatest feeling in the world.”

For a complete list of Magic Man’s upcoming tour dates, check out their official website.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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