“Magic” marks the first glimpse into FAZE’s debut EP, Eclipse, due later this year. The track was written by FAZE and Jozef and produced by Dan and Tom Glashausser (aka Glashaus, a duo known for their work with artists like Moxie Raia).
“Magic was the last song I recorded on my EP Eclipse. Stylistically I wanted to go for something that was influenced by my Persian background – which was outside of the norm for me and also different from mainstream music” says FAZE. “Magic is essentially about falling for someone or something in a way that you’ve never felt before and exploring new territories although it can be scary. “Spirits talking heavens watching” is the voice in our head that reminds us the world is always watching, judging and ridding yourself of those perspectives. Whether it’s the initial spark in a relationship or on a more personal level, the underlying message behind Magic is about stepping outside of your comfort zone and embracing it. It’s about feeling good, feeling sexy and feeling magical”.
With his unearthly charisma, the sultry-voiced,
For FAZE, the unfettered honesty “Magic” and the upcoming EP, Eclipse stems from years of working to uncover his most authentic voice as a songwriter. A member of the LGBTQ community intent on making his art as inclusive as possible, the San Diego native spent years grappling with his identity and finding a sense of belonging—a struggle complicated by his being diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at the age of seven. From his earliest years, music provided some salvation, and by the age of
By his early 20s, he’d begun joining in songwriting sessions for leading artists, which went a long way in sharpening his songcraft and refining his vision for his own work. “Even when I was writing for other people, I was always pulling from my own experiences—I can only write what’s real to me,” says FAZE. “But now with Eclipse, I feel like it’s the first time I’m stepping out into the world, and fully showing who I am as an artist.”