“A pleasant surprise where vocals turned out to be so sophisticated, harmonious and touching. The track itself, by the way, is also very memorable - clockwork, moderately melodic and sets the necessary pace. Excellent combination of Retro Soul and Folk genres that makes it a pleasant choice for your musical collection!”
“Приятная неожиданность, что вокал в -Heatseeker- оказался настолько утончённым, гармоничным и трогательным. Сам трек, кстати, также очень запоминающийся - заводной, в меру мелодичный и задаёт нужный темп. Прекрасное сочетание жанров Retro Soul и Folk и приятное пополнение вашей музыкальной коллекции!”
Nathan Wiley returns with 6 song EP, Modern Magic.
His most collaborative recording yet, Modern Magic features members of Halifax R&B institution the Mellotones, as well as appearances by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Ed Toth (The Doobie Brothers), Rob Crowell (Deer Tick), and many others.
"I never want to make the same record twice, and I started hearing this sound in my head that was less about guitars, and more about synths and horns," said Nathan Wiley (he/him). "I was lucky enough to work with some musical friends that I've made throughout my career on this new record and I couldn't be happier with the experience."
Focus track “Heatseeker” is the story of a harmless crush on a teacher through the eyes of a young boy. The horn intro and sparse drums open the EP, and help set the tone sonically for the musical direction of the recording.
"Some of this is me in elementary school,” said Wiley. “My school seemed rough and dangerous, like a whole new world. The melody came first, and when the words started coming out, this teacher character that all the kids made up stories about appeared."
Recorded between Halifax, NS and Summerside, PE, the new recording explores themes like magic, love, lust and narcissism. Modern Magic is out now on all platforms.