There’s a new Magnetic Skies single just released, called Fading Lights, released 1st September. As we’ve come to expect from their previous output, the track is dripping with atmosphere and drama. There’s the moody, driving Joy Division-style bass thrum to open, which drives the song through to its completion. The emotive vocals rise over the synths, creating a tension that keeps you hooked till the final note.
With the lyrics themed around addiction, it’s an intense ride as desperation seeps through the cracks in another expertly produced mix of electrifying synths and soaring vocals from the band.
The band’s debut album Empire Falling is set to be released 3rd November, and Fading Lights is the latest glimpse.
Initially setting out as a duo in 2019, Magnetic Skies was born as a studio-based project created by lead vocalist and keys player Simon Kent and Jo Womar also on keys, driven by a shared love of 80s synth-driven post-punk. Eventually, the band began performing live, which led to guitarist Carlos Aguilar and drummer Lenin Alegria joining the lineup.
Live dates are to follow in the autumn