London duo Majikburst into the scene in 2015 with their debut single which, alongside subsequent track releases, saw the pair quickly gain fans and support in all the right places. Selling out two headline shows in the UK capital, and being named ‘Best Electronic Act‘ at the Unsigned Music Awards paved the way for them to venture to Asia for a headline tour in 2017.
Now, Majik are back with a brand new single, ‘Animal’, their first track of 2018, and the first of a AA-side single release; introspective and emotionally charged.
Watch the video for ‘Animal’ directed byAndy Morganof Electric Light Studios (Rudimental, Becky Hill, Paolo Nutini, Rag n Bone Man) below –
‘Animal‘ is symbolic of Marcus’ relationship with mental illness. The lyrics “I’m lost like an animal“, and “I just wanna be somebody else” strike a nerve when absorbed in the context of his plight. The sullen tone of his vocals make it difficult not to feel a part of an emotional joyride; it’s bluntly personal, but that’s the point. With their music, Majik hope to unearth the truth and encourage and change the youth’s perception of mental health.
It was in Leeds where Marcus met Jamie; the Scottish born, college-trained tech whizz who is responsible for the brooding synth and shimmering guitar sounds you hear behind the sultry vocal. Realising Marcus’ potential, Jamie began to nurture his musical ambition, but in a desperate attempt to escape the cycle of depression, drugs and mania, Marcus fled to Ibiza. Leading a nomadic lifestyle, without electricity or running water, he continued to write songs to help process his emotions. When Jamie called out of the blue, Marcus caught the next flight home and Majik was born.