Here We Go Magic’s fourth studio album, Be Small, finds the band taking a smaller approach to production and finding more intimate soundscapes, but hosts no less acrobatics of musicianship and a singular sonic ambition. Want advance proof? Here’s an advance taste:
Recorded and mixed entirely by the band, Be Small’s songs are a big leap from the live, expansive sounds of 2012’s Nigel Godrich-produced A Different Ship. It’s an album of robust future pop that still continues its route through Here We Go Magic’s inimitable path of fidgety prog-rock, blissful melodies and sound collage experimentations, but always with a focus on a deep groove. You can hear how these songs likely began as Luke Temple’s bedroom folk riffs, but where they ultimately end up is near transcendent and celestial. Today, the band is sharing the more contemplative and restrained “Ordinary Feeling,” a slow, swooning burn, and an equally fulfilling taste of Be Small following upbeat debut single, “Falling.”
Here We Go Magic’s Be Small is out October 16th on Secretly Canadian, and available for pre-order now. All digital pre-orders come with instant free downloads of “Falling” and “Ordinary Feeling.” Catch the band all over North America this fall.