New Music: Magnea – 700

Magnea is a Finnish-Icelandic singer currently living in the experimental and musical hothouse that is modern Berlin. She says her music is inspired by thinking outside the box, as well as a sense of romantic melancholy. You can pick that up after just one listen to her current Maral Salmassi produced single 700.

A tight, almost whiplash snare and a deep, brooding bass underpin the track, creating an ambiance of emotional dysfunction and sensual claustrophobia.

Like the video (directed by Kirstan V Jam) it shows no fear in displaying physical and emotional scars, but marries this to pop hooks and a vocal performance that reaches the purest level of emotional intensity; something very fitting in a song that the band says is about ‘a couple in a twisted relationship, in an endless spiral of abuse and self-harm.’

700 is out now and comes from the EP of the same name, which you can stream on Soundcloud, Spotify and can also be found on Beatport via Television Rocks.

By |May 16th, 2018|

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