Magic Island is opening up portals across Berlin.
With new album ‘SO WRONG’ incoming, she’s posted QR-Codes around her local neighbourhood, with passers-by able to enter her realm.
The record lands in May, and it’s a multi dimensional experience, with Magic Island contrasting her exhilarating electronics with some superb visuals.
She calls ‘SO WRONG’ “the first fragmented album” and it’s led by the powerful title cut, with Magic Island wrapping her stellar vocal around some potent digitalism.
Labelling it a “classic love song” it hones in on “the inability to let someone or something go…”
She expands: “Loss and the darkness that follows, no way of seeing the light. This track perfectly embodies one side of the two attitudes of the album, that of love and loss vs. that of empowerment and self-sufficiency. This was the first song (collaborator) Phong Ho and I did together for the album.”
We’re able to share the full visualiser, and it’s an intoxicating drive through a twilight Berlin.
Magic Island tells Clash…
The video for ‘So Wrong’ is based around these voice notes received from an old love. During the first summer AC (After Corona), I was having virtual parties with my old friend Sebastian Lyman of Anomaly, who then became the Creative Director of the whole visual campaign. I was telling him this story of the guy I was seeing at the time, who was kind of a troublemaker from the hood. He was a number one fuckboi in the end, and gave me a really hard time.
The only way to learn a lesson is by making your own mistakes, so I’m glad for these experiences in the end haha. When we listened back through the voice notes from these months we realised how clearly they tell a love story… first excitement, getting to know each other, then some problems, police encounters, disappearances that lead to disappointments…
…and so became the video for ‘So Wrong’, blurring these lines between reality and fiction.
Tune in now.
Magic Island’s new album ‘SO WRONG’ will be released on May 14th – order it HERE.
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