Real Magic – The Trance
Drew Englander, or Real Magic as he likes to be called, has a voice so cavernous I was surprised to discover he’s not a character from Gulliver’s Travels. Nope, he’s a normal sized guy (see below vid) with an incredible set of lungs in his chest and I bet he can hold his breath for aaages under water.
Dancing from bass to baritone, and touching on tenor, Englander certainly has some brooding magic in his vocals, blurring the lines between singer-songwriter and producer as he goes. Slow and steady, his words fall over a back drop of glistening light synths and deep, dark bass making The Trace utterly entrancing.
Real Magic’s album, Deep Breathing is out on HUG records and is available to download here. And if you’re in the states you catch him on tour with one of our favourite artists, Odesza on the below dates.