EP ALERT: Charlotte&Magon – Power In

Charlotte&Magon Power In EP

Paris-based duo Charlotte&Magon released their new “Power In EP” some days ago. We think that you should give it a try as this is a pleasant way to welcome the warm and sunny days. The 4-track piece of easy listening music is the perfect blend of indie pop, psyche vibes, positivity and infectious choruses. “Aliens” will catch you in a second! And as good news never come alone, they also released a video clip for “What If The World” and took some time to answer some of our questions!

The story behind the Israeli-French duo is idyllic and improbable as they virtually met on MySpace more or less in 2006. After some time, Magon, who was living in Israel, invited Charlotte to meet him in his country in order to create some music together. They did it and finally, they fell in love. And it looks like Love is a big source of inspiration because as Magon wrote us:

​We write songs all the time and everywhere.​​ Many of our songs where initiated in the kitchen, some during a walk etc. I personally like to write lyrics in the public transport, then Charlotte would change a few words and add a new part if missing. We try not to limit our creative process or to set a quota, we’d like to think that every song is a completely​ different universe.​

“Power In EP”, which is the follow-up to their 2015’s “Egg Dance EP”, was made with the help of their friend and musician Nimrod Goldfarb. In 4 tracks only, the band is able to explore different facets of a global genre that they like to define as “psychedelic pop”.

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For ​”​Power In​”​, we were in search of empowerment, of strength, of attention and understanding. ​I guess that’s what brought the psyche rock style of “We Are The Thunder”, the southern punch of “Back In Time”, the space ballad of “What If The World” and the oriental influences in “Aliens”.

The duo is quite adventurous and it can be proved from the way they met each other to the diversified influences that they use in their songs. That is probably why their lyrics are often talking about the sky, the thunder and the open horizon. For this last project, they were influenced by four major artists: Nina Simone, Kate Bush, David Bowie, and John Lennon. These musicians are all shining, beyond their music, for what they have accomplished throughout their respective carreer. And that is probably why Charlotte&Magon’s music feels so positive:

That’s what we are aiming for, using the power of music to elevate the society we live in and the power of the people within it.
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To celebrate the release of the EP, they published a video for the track “What If The World” which was directed by the band itself and shot & edited by Magon.

Personally, our preference goes to the last track of the EP. “Aliens” is a simple song but the chorus is very infectious and it spreads so much energy all around.

“Aliens” talks about alienation, how we see the strangers, how we consider the difere​nt. ​It also talks about colonization, the ​dominance of some groups of humans on fragile groups of humans. How some people consider immigrants as non-human also. How people also look for new lives in space cause life on earth is sometimes to hard to bear. All of this… By the way, ​Amit Jackie David, ​the artist who made the video​ for “Aliens”​​,​ strongly believes in aliens​.​ ​S​he is the sweetest person we know. It was great to work with her cause we knew she knew what she ​wa​s talking about!!
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Listen to the whole EP on Spotify and don’t forget to follow the band on Facebook.

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