English rock n’ roll band The Magic Es will release their new single Running Scared today via Oh Mercy! Records. The anthemic new release follows previous singles Colour Up My World and Melody Jane, which received acclaim and airplay from BBC Introducing, XS Noize, One On One Music, Amazing Radio and BBC Norfolk. Since forming in 2014, The Magic Es have been busy.
All lifelong musicians with world tours, top 40 singles and a wealth of musical experience under their belts, the boys came together after a chance meeting at a wedding led to them finding common ground in the simple pleasures of classic records and high-energy rock n’ roll. Running Scared lands just before the release of their debut LP, and frontman Pete Thomson says of the song – “It’s about the oldest topic in town – love & relationships. It’s about a relationship I was in that ended many years ago.
I should be thankful, as it produced a few good tunes that have made it into Magic Es sets. For me it’s the bass and drum groove at the beginning that really set up the song and once we’d got that down it flowed quickly. Funnily, the “La, la, la” chorus was supposed to have words but the first time we gigged it I forget them so improvised – it seemed to work so we kept it in!”.
The Magic Es will be releasing It Goes On, their debut album, on 28th April, and the band will be playing shows and festivals this Spring and Summer. For more info, head to wearemagic.co.uk