Slow Magic

Float (Downtown Records)

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Slow Magic is proud to announce his new album, Float, coming out October 6th on Downtown/Interscope. Float is Slow Magic’s third proper studio album and follows up 2014’s How To Run Away. Along with the announcement of Float, Slow Magic is sharing a new single, “Light,” featuring Tropics. It follows up previously released Float single “Mind” featuring Kate Boy.


“‘Light’ is one of my favorites from the upcoming album. It started with a harp sample I was playing on my keyboard. I really enjoyed the way it played and ended up just messing around with it for hours. I wanted the song to convey the tension between a really calm and expected moment, suddenly followed by something intense. Light has always been an inspiration of mine. It can determine and define our surroundings in a way nothing else really can – it even dictates our mood and emotions. When Chris from Tropics sent me the lyrics it worked perfectly. He captured in a love song everything I wanted to say musically.”


Work on Float began during a trip to Iceland. Slow Magic cites the surreal change in light that far north as an inspiration. “The sun never really went away. It was eternal,” Slow Magic explains. “I wanted to approach this album in ways I never had before.” That meant recording live drums at a studio in Stockholm normally reserved for metal bands. Once the instrumentals took shape, Slow Magic enlisted vocalists Peter Silberman (from The Antlers), Kate Boy, Tropics, Toulouse, and MNDR to help complete Float.


“My last album How To Run Away was about my life at that time, really just moving at all times, running away from any reality and problems. I wanted to capture that feeling of freedom of youth when nothing really seems to matter in the long term. A lot of the songs were about specific places in the world I was able to experience for the very first time.”


“On Float I wanted to go back to the beginning of Slow Magic. I wanted to capture the raw sounds and feelings and freedom of my first albums ▲ and How To Run Away while expanding and evolving into something completely new. Most of the songs started very stripped down, just with piano and organic instruments. I let the songs write themselves without forcing them to go anywhere they didn’t naturally go.”


Slow Magic will tour the world for the rest of 2017 in support of Float headlining his biggest rooms yet. “I’m planning a lot of new things that I haven’t done before. There will be a completely revamped live show with a ton of new music. I’m hoping people that have been to my show and people that never have will all feel like they are experiencing something they never have imagined.”



    Oct 25, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Empire Control Room

    Oct 26, 2017
    Dallas, TX

    Oct 27, 2017
    Houston, TX
    White Oak Music Hall

    Oct 28, 2017
    New Orleans, LA
    Varsity Theatre

    Oct 29, 2017
    Atlanta, GA
    Masquerade (Hell Stage)

    Nov 02, 2017
    Philadelphia, PA

    Nov 03, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    Secret Location – TBA

    Nov 04, 2017
    Washington, DC
    U Street Music Hall

    Nov 05, 2017
    Boston, MA

    Nov 08, 2017
    Montreal, QC
    Theatre Fairmount

    Nov 09, 2017
    Toronto, ON
    Horseshoe Tavern

    Nov 10, 2017
    Detroit, MI
    The Magic Stick

    Nov 11, 2017
    Grand Rapids, MI
    The Stache

    Nov 12, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    Triple Rock Social Club

    Nov 15, 2017
    Chicago, IL
    Bottom Lounge

    Nov 16, 2017
    Kansas City, MO
    The Record Bar

    Nov 17, 2017
    Englewood, CO
    Gothic Theatre

    Nov 18, 2017
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Metro Music Hall

    Nov 30, 2017
    Vancouver, BC

    Dec 01, 2017
    Seattle, WA
    The Showbox

    Dec 02, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Wonder Ballroom

    Dec 03, 2017
    Eugene, OR
    WOW Hall

    Dec 06, 2017
    Arcata, CA
    Arcata Theatre

    Dec 07, 2017
    San Francisco, CA
    Warfield Theatre

    Dec 08, 2017
    San Diego, CA
    The Observatory North Park

    Dec 09, 2017
    Santa Ana, CA
    The Observatory

    Dec 10, 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
    The Novo