CMU Approved

Approved: Mags

By | Published on Thursday 11 June 2015


Mags’ debut track ‘Etta James’ is apparently part one of a trilogy designed to introduce and explain who she is as an artist. Obviously, I only have one third of that to go on at this stage, but I think it’s fair to say she leans towards the dramatic. And, no, I don’t think she’s trying to subliminally suggest that she is the new Etta James.

Tense strings and piano set the tone for the song from the off, building an atmosphere on which Mags’ voice confidently floats before riding a breaking wave of drums that only arrives a full minute in. The distance travelled in three and a half minutes of music is impressive, and makes the remainder of the trilogy all the more intriguing to see.

Listen to ‘Etta James’ here: