Simple Minds have released a new video for their first single titled "Magic", taken from their new album "Walk Between Worlds" out via BMG on February 2nd 2018.
"Magic", finds Simple Minds at their most instant and anthemic best. It’s a song about faith, especially the faith the band possessed in their own abilities during their formative years. Driven by propulsive drums, and chiming guitars from the band’s six-string hero Charlie Burchill, "Magic", is sure to become another classic in Simple Minds’ revered and hugely influential catalog.
The accompanying 3D animation video is an outstanding piece of art directed by Argentinian Esteban Diacono. Filmed by using motion capture to record several stages of a dancer interpreting the song in various ways, it features two main scenarios and a masked, model character, who then transforms into smoke and water. Combining clever techniques and mesmerizing visuals, it’s a video in keeping with the band’s quest to push their artistry into new areas.
"Magic", will be followed on January 12th 2018 by the release of "The Signal And The Noise", which revisits the glassy guitars and new wave grooves of the post-punk era — a period when a prolific Simple Minds came to cult prominence through their truly groundbreaking albums. Alongside "Magic", it perfectly encapsulates the duality that has kept them culturally significant and artistically relevant for almost 40 years.
Both songs feature on Simple Minds’ "Walk Between Worlds", album, out February 2nd 2018. It was produced by Simple Minds with Andy Wright and Gavin Goldberg, both of whom worked on Big Music. It is an album of two distinct sides, very much the old-school album format that singer Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill grew up with as music fans. In addition to classic Simple Minds’ anthems and revisiting their new wave roots, the album also explores more cinematic sounds, with the title track and Barrowland Star both featuring dramatic orchestrations recorded at Abbey Road.
Check out the new single turned video right here: https://simpleminds.lnk.to/magicvideoPR.
In August and September the band will be performing on the Grandslam 2018 tour, playing 13 of the shows with The Pretenders. It will be the first time they’ve played on the same stage since Live Aid – a unique opportunity to see both bands in one night. KT Tunstall will also join them as a very special guest.
TUESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY GLASGOW BARROWLAND
WEDNESDAY 14TH FEBRUARY MANCHESTER ALBERT HALL
THURSDAY 15TH FEBRUARY LONDON ROUNDHOUSE
Tickets are available HERE and HERE.