Doryan - Looking For Magic

Buy-stream-watch Looking For Magic here (external link)

How I adore the musical evolution of singer-songwriter Doryan. Throughout his career he has given us Butch Queen Dom Pop, introspective dance groove realness and now, on latest single Looking For Magic, shimmering pop majesty for the masses. His ability to defy categorisation by seamlessly weaving multi-genre influences into his sound is what makes him one of the most exciting young talents out there. On this bewitching new gem it feels like Doryan has whipped out his wand, passionately cried out EXPECTO POPTRONUM and conjured up this dazzling composition. Looking For Magic reminds me of when Madonna would put out songs like True Blue and Cherish (two of her finest pure pop moments), yet would never temper down her right to explore sex, sexuality and the yearning need for connection. It is set to a contagious, finger click rhythm that pulses like a beating heart whilst funky guitar riffs cascade around Doryan's engaging vocal style. He sings of the aching longing that comes with the desire for intimacy, making this both poignant and honest - when Doryan sings "Kiss me, bite me/I need something to feel" and the drums crescendo in their intensity (leading into that splendid chorus refrain) you can't help but fibre of tingling anticipation with him. There are multiple hooks throughout which evidence the powerful nature of the narrative; not least the irrepressible submission of "you do what you want, what you want with me. Passionate piano chords in the middle 8 unveil the most lip-biting desires which the cover of night makes all the more acceptable. All these moments coalesce to make the song a throbbing anthem which consumes you as much as the magic Doryan so vividly craves. Soulful and sensuous, it is his most potent spell yet. Sweet would be proud!!*

*Bonus points if you get this random Buffy reference.

Top 25 songs of the week:

25 ~ Ed Drewett, So Long
24 ~ Westlife, Hello My Love
23 ~ Ben Davidson, No One Knows
22 ~ Fly By Midnight, Lovely
21 ~ Simon Curtis, Love
20 ~ Maddie Poppe, First Aid Kit
19 ~ Kylie Minogue, Sincerely Yours
18 ~ The Overtones, By My Side
17 ~ Rozalla, Turn On The Lights
16 ~ Hazell Dean, Heavenly
15 ~ Color, Love Feels
14 ~ Sergey Lazarev, Scream
13 ~ Alphabeat, Shadows
12 ~ Take That, Spin
11 ~ Emma Bunton, Baby Please Don't Stop
10 ~ Olly Murs, Feel The Same
09 ~ Mans Zelmerlow ft Dotter, Walk With Me
08 ~ NKOTB, Boys In The Band
07 ~ The Lovers of Valdaro, Somebody Wants
06 ~ Bananarama, Stuff Like That
05 ~ Sean Smith, Do Or Die
04 ~ John Lundvik, Too Late For Love
03 ~ Claire Richards, 7 Billion
02 ~ Westlife, Better Man
01 ~ Will Young, All The Songs (3 weeks)

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