Elusive and secretive solo artist Magique is an interesting character to interview. His music is bringing a fresh new wave of dream-psych-pop to the scene. Catch Magique's gentle vocals and unique sound on his debut single, 'Baby Blue', released last month.
Introvert pop tunes.
Out of boredom/frustration – I wasn’t one of these people who was raised on amazing music, I had to go and find it myself and when I did, I just became fixated with working out how these things worked together and why it sounded like it did.
Slowly building, slowly growing.
It’s the first song I wrote that really set the tone for what Magique has turned into. I was just sad summer was over and worried about what I was meant to do next.
More than they probably do.
Production wise, Justin Vernon is obviously great, I feel like that is an easy or obvious answer, though. I think I gravitate towards strange structures and sounds and people who self-produce – I love the new Temples single, James has an amazing approach to making music, and the results are always interesting. Mark Hollis of Talk Talk is the most under-rated songwriter in history too.
Something that forces you to engage with it. The new D.D Dumbo record is amazing for that. I think I’ve listened about ten times and found something new every single time.
I never saw it as a guilty pleasure but I love 10cc and a lot of my friends find that really weird, and I’m a sucker for a massive pop tune.
I don’t give it much thought. Hopefully still creating, still growing, collaborating with people who I look up to.
To keep the ability to make and create things by myself.
They can keep up to date on my website.
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