The sparkling, hyper-catchy song (first shared in early 2019 and later released as part of a vinyl 7-inch single and digital four-song EP) gets a dreamy, purple-hued video to match with the new clip, which was made with Travis Brandner and Quentin Roberts.
The new video comes in the lead-up to the band’s long-awaited Manic Daze album, which will be released on vinyl via Soul Step Records on April 17. Multimagic is hosting an album release show that night at Over-the-Rhine’s Woodward Theater with opening acts Physco and Campus Rex. Tickets are on sale now via cincyticket.com.
Manic Daze can be pre-ordered here.
The road to Manic Daze was bumpy, but the story behind the forthcoming release is ultimately one of resilience. The album’s title is fitting, as it describes exactly the circumstances from which it emerged.
Multimagic broke out in the middle of the last decade with a ton of buzz and promise, scoring high-profile festival spots, acclaim and plenty of fans. But the band’s path was altered when, three years ago, Stetter suffered a health crisis — the result of “a misdiagnosis and over prescription of Prednisone and Codeine” — that triggered a severe manic episode and landed the musician in the hospital.
As a result, Stetter says he lost friends and his Multimagic bandmates, leading him to scrap the album they’d been working on. But it didn’t take too long for him to rebuild the band, which now features Meg Micaela (keys), Anthony Maley (bass), Jimmy Ruehlman (guitar) and Evan Brown on drums. He also recaptured Multimagic’s momentum — while working on Manic Daze, the band honed its live show on a tour with Texas band Wild Moccasins and played sets at the Bellwether Music Festival and Cincinnati’s massive BLINK fest.
"Reconnecting with music was an important part of Stetter's recovery," states a press release for the new album, "and his bout with mental illness and search for redemption became themes of the band’s debut Manic Daze LP."