Who the Heck is Magic!?

If you’ve been listening to the radio, watching some television, or have been eyeing the Billboard charts, you might have noticed a little band that calls themselves Magic!

What a name, right?  Well, the name fits when a band comes together and everything works, according to what songwriter, producer, and lead singer Nasri says about the band.  Magic!’s sound, according to their website, “distills Caribbean flavor, arena-size bombast, and glistening melodies into an undeniably intoxicating musical potion.”  This is what Nasri, along with guitarist Mark Pelli, drummer Alex Tanas, and bassist Ben Spivak, have created from one jam session.  Nasri was already known as one half of the songwriting duo The Messengers.  He, along with Alex Messinger, wrote tunes performed by huge, international acts such as Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, and even Justin Bieber (*shudder*), among others.  Nasri wanted to write his own work and, from that sole, otherworldly jam session, the rest is musical history.

Their first single, “Rude,” in which Nasri sings of the struggle behind getting his significant other’s blessing to marry from her father, has already been on repeat across various radio stations. The single is now Number One on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, with it being on the chart for 14 weeks already.  Watch the music video for the ridiculously catchy single below!

The band’s first album, Don’t Kill the Magic, was released at the end of June and available on iTunes and Spotify, so if you want to delve into more ridiculously catchy, Reggae/Pop/Rock sounds, I would recommend having a listen.

What do you think of Magic!? Love? Hate? Let us know in the deepest depths of the comments, after the jump!


  1. Jennifer Logue

    August 10, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    love this band!!

  2. Devon O' Connor

    August 11, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Absolutely loving their album! A little MAGIC! is exactly what this summer needed : )

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