“Everything’s Magic” – Angels & Airwaves

With the release of Florence + the Machine’s AWESOME new album (which I’ll get to later), another talented band has been overshadowed; Angels & Airwaves‘ ambitious new concept album/film Love, Parts I and II, is a remarkable new effort from Tom DeLonge and co. Best known for their alternative hit “The Adventure”, this not-so-on-the-side project fuses DeLonge’s signature punk rally cry and catchy songwriting with delayed guitars that fit smoothly in the U2/Temper Trap playbook. The result is usually immensely catchy, ethereal and cerebral alternative rock that always pushes the limits of an arena-like, epic sound, like a punkier Arcade Fire or a more uptempo Coldplay (pre-Mylo, of course).
My new favorite song of theirs, though, is the biggest hit off of the 2007 release I-Empire, “Everything’s Magic”, a catchy, uptempo alterna-pop piece that gets almost masturbatory with its use of delayed guitars in the chorus (which I absolutely love). It’s not a particularly deep song, but it’s one filled with hope and optimism, and DeLonge is quite good at conveying that through his brief, but impactful lyrics.
Check it out.

About Dylan Visvikis

Dylan Visvikis is a working screenwriter and director in Los Angeles. View all posts by Dylan Visvikis

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