Sometimes artists get discovered first by a country outside of their own. For example, the UK discovered Canada’s Kiesza first via “Hideaway”. Toronto’s MAGIC! broke through down under before the rest of the world with smash hit “Rude”. A little known fact is that MAGIC! became the first Canadian band to top the UK singles chart (many Canuck soloists have done so). With its debut album, the reggae fusion group scored a total of four Top 40 hits in its own country and has now dropped a new single as it prepares release of album #2. MAGIC!’s “Lay You Down Easy” features an artist from the birthplace of reggae—Jamaica. Sean Paul adds his vocals on it. His album Dutty Rock was a triple platinum seller in Canada.
Lead singer Nasri Atweh has written songs with Grammy-winning production team The Messengers, a project that began prior to the formation of MAGIC!. The Messengers have penned songs for a slew of A-listers including Justin Bieber, David Guetta, Shakira, Cody Simpson, Jason Derulo, Akon, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Iggy Azalea, and Michael Bolton. Have a listen to MAGIC!’s new song “Lay You Down Easy” featuring Sean Paul.