Almost everyone we know can sing to this lyrics “Why you gotta be so rude? Don’t you know I’m human too? Why you gotta be so rude? I’m gonna marry her anyway…” And if the answer is yes to this song, then you’re in an awesome surprise! MAGIC!, the band behind the hit song “Rude” will have a one-night concert Live in Manila on October 22 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resort’s World Manila. And do you know why this concert is so exciting? Because this is the very first time that the band from Toronto with Carribean flavor will be performing their first-ever concert tour! And they’ve chosen the Philippines to be their first leg! Isn’t that awesome?
MAGIC! came to life when collaborator and guitarist Mark Pelli strum a reggae-tinged riff while then Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Nasri heard of the beat and instantly, the two formed a band and named it MAGIC! Why MAGIC!? Because that was how they felt when they jammed. “I’m a huge fan of The Police, and I always wanted to do my own project that merged reggae, rock, pop, and a little soul for quite some time,” Nasri affirms. “The moment Mark began playing, it felt natural. We had this vision, and it all tied together instantly. We began recording, and the sound was so locked in on every song. That’s even where we derived the band name. Everything simply worked like MAGIC!”
And what about the song “Rude”, was it derived from the singer’s personal experience? MAGIC!’s first single “Rude” coasts from a Jamaican guitar twang and danceable beat into a downright irresistible refrain. And no, it wasn’t from Nasri’s personal experience, and though, however, at the same time, the singer’s cheeky storytelling pops out vividly. “I had this picture in my head of a guy asking a father for his marriage blessing and getting rejected,” he says. “It’s fun, soulful, easy, and you know the hook right away. That’s what we want our songs to do.” Quite convincing, huh! But now, we cannot doubt that “Rude” is such a phenomenal hit. We can hear it almost everywhere being played or sang. The first time we heard the song was from the playlist of Spotify, the world’s biggest music platform that was introduced by Globe Telecom a few months back. Since then, “Rude” became a monstrous hit and already spawned a lot of covers, including a music video of the answer to the song, “Rude Cover (The Dad’s Side of the Story)“.
Watch “Rude Cover (The Dad’s Side of the Story)” version by Benji and Jenna Cowart below.
Already convinced that “Rude” is such a hit?
MAGIC! is a quartet-band composed of Nasri, Mark, drummer Alex Tanas, and bassist Ben Spivak. The quartet entered a Los Angeles studio to record its full-length 2013 debut.
So if you ever want to catch MAGIC! perform “Rude”, we suggest for you to grab your tickets now. Tickets to MAGIC! Live in Manila will be on-sale beginning Friday, September 19 via Ticketworld.com.ph or call 374-9999 or 891-9999. Follow Wilbros Live for more information and updates (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @WilbrosLive)
Watch MAGIC! “Rude” music video below.
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