"Magic" is the fourth successive single by Stockholm's Melby, following the 2019 release of their well-received debut album. Thematically the song pushes against the hyper-realism of the Swedish mindset, but the title also is an apt descriptor of the music that Melby makes. Blending psychedelia, pop and folk elements into dynamic and accessible music, their songs invariably delight us and, quite often, manage to surprise us as well.
Melby are Matilda Wiezell (vocals), Are Engen Steinsholm (back-up vocals, guitar), David Jehrlander (bass) and Teo Jernkvist (drums). "Magic" is out now via Stockholm's Rama Lama Records.