I love this more and more with every listen. The new songs are great and fit in well in the album, if I think I’m getting a bit tired of one of the album tracks she hits me with something unexpected and I’m pulled back in. She definitely made the right choice with the singles and I don’t mind the interludes, I just wish there was more full length tracks surrounding them. But overall, definitely a triumph.
I can't just listen to this album once, I have to go straight back to the start again. The singles have been incredible, Here Comes The Night might be my single of the year, and while I initially wanted wall to wall bangers, the way this album flows is perfect.
Yeah she said a lot of these songs are less than six months old and made for the theme she had in mind for the record but that she wrote a lot of stuff. Hopefully some of that will find its way out - whether it’s a deluxe, future EPs or even a (fairly) quick follow up.
We just need her to keep the momentum going and give us more. She seems pretty comfortable in the ‘spiritual disco’ lane she’s in.
No balladphobia (because it’s fantastic as-is) but a fully produced dance rendition of the title track would absolutely knock. What a great closer though. Her vocals shine on the rest of the album too, so it’s not like she needed a moment to prove herself, but she really went above and beyond on Magic Still Exists.