Here’s Magic, the brand new Coldplay song and first official single from their 6th album Ghost Stories – released May 19th. The atmospheric, bass-heavy, partially falsetto-sung ballad is a song I like a lot and wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes a slow-burning hit.
Remembering that 2011’s Paradise didn’t fully reveal its charms to people instantly, but gradually crept up the charts before hitting UK #1, 10 weeks after being released.
Magic might not be a #1 hit, but the euphoria of the “oo oo woo hoo hoo” – who doesn’t love a good oo oo woo hoo hoo? – that comes with the acoustic guitars at the 3:40 mark should be enough to make it at least get close.