I Got The Answer

by THE MAGIC THEATRE

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Single 7" [Limited Numbered Edition of 500 copies] [Chocolate Colour Vinyl] **Includes a free digital MP3 download [320 kbps] | On sale clicking here: bit.ly/15kwxEu / Digital Single

In 2010, totally captivated by their debut album, we added THE MAGIC THEATRE to our Elefant family. After many months of hard work, and after giving us their delicious “Christmas Lights” for our compilation, “A Christmas Gift For You From Elefant Records”, the moment has finally arrived for us to be able to enjoy their first release on our record label – this 4-song vinyl single, an advance of what will be their new album, “The Long Way Home”, to be released this coming fall.

THE MAGIC THEATRE rises from the ashes of OOBERMAN, that British band that The Times and Radio One’s Mark Radcliffe gave “single of the year” to, for “Blossoms Falling”, at the beginning of the last decade. The founding members, Dan Popplewell and Andy Flett, have known each other since their school days and they’ve developed various projects together, though it wasn’t until the end of the nineties when they began putting out albums under the name of OOBERMAN (with Steve Flett, Allan Kelly and Sophia Churney) that they began to receive public and critical recognition. Their three albums, “The Magic Treehouse”, “Hey Petrunko”, and “Carried Away” made them notorious on the British Isles; they even performed in the Glastonbury festival on four separate occasions. But, their activity begins to dissipate in 2006 and the band members begin to focus on their parallel projects. Dan and Sophia form THE MAGIC THEATRE and release their eponymous debut album in 2010, on which they develop a precious chamber pop, with delicious arrangements, full of luminous melodies and a lively, optimistic message.

And this single is the first recording news we have of the group since then. The title track that opens the single, “I Got The Answer”, which will also be on their new album, is a demonstration of folk spirit with a catchy, explosive chorus that absolutely bursts with brilliant Brazilian percussion. Baroque pop topped off with arrangements and a tremendous instrumentation, with Sophia’s sweet voice, which hides a tribute to life acquired through an accumulation of experiences and the need to live joyfully. “Still Hold A Light” starts off dreamily, mixed with violins overflowing with lyricism, and makes your spirit swell and your emotions rise to the surface, amongst echoes of THE LEFT BANKE, Laura Nyro, and Judee Sill. “Love Is Blue” (which will also be on the track list of “The Long Way Home”) is a version of the song that André Popp wrote for Vicky Leandros when she represented Luxemburg in the Eurovision competition in 1967, and which Paul Mauriat later turned into a number 1 hit in the U.S. They are making their intentions clear, putting this precious song closer to the version that Claudine Longet made after Paul Mauriat’s, with a renaissance pop spirit that reflects all the colors and feelings that love is surrounded by, like an impressionist painting. Finally, “Butterfly Dream” is a delicate composition with crackling strings and smooth guitar arpeggios that evoke the elegance and fragility of the songs from Françoise Hardy’s “La Question”, released in 1971.

We are so excited to let you know the details about their second full-length, which will be released after the summer and which we assure you is going to be one of the greatest gems of the year. They’re also one of the bands on Elefant Records that we see a most promising future for. In the meantime, we’ll greedily enjoy this “I Got The Answer”.

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released July 8, 2013

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Track Name: I Got The Answer
I’ve got a feeling we’re going somewhere
The evenings are light and there’s hope in the air
The summer and sense of adventure’s begun
Time to down tools and just follow the sun

I got the answer I got the answer you got the answer
I got the answer I got the answer we got the answer

We’ve got the breeze and the long country roads
Into the sunset we’ll plan as we go
There’s hope in the morning and mornings beyond
We’ve nothing to lose cause one day we’ll be gone

I got the answer I got the answer you got the answer
I got the answer I got the answer we got the answer

Say after me is there love in the air?
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah there is love in the air
Say after me is this what life is for?
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah this is what life is for

I got the answer I got the answer you got the answer
I got the answer I got the answer we got the answer
Track Name: Still Hold A Light
Do you still hold a light? (Do you still hold a light?)
Is that still you inside? (Is that still you inside?)

Do you remember how you used to be, (pleasing yourself)
You could change the world do anything, (better than anyone else)
But you got stuck as all years went by, (bringing you down)
So many setbacks you got scared to try, oh
Do you still hold a light?

Do you still hold a light? (Do you still hold a light?)
Is that still you inside? (Is that still you inside?)

Now it’s time to change the world again, (pleasing yourself)
Forget what all the defeatists said, (you're better than anyone else)
Their negativity is infinite, (bringing you down)
But ya got to rise above the parapet, oh
Let the world see your light

Pick yourself up and run away from here
It’s not your story to end your life in fear
These are hard times but you will be alright
Step away from the light

You still hold that light
That’s still you inside
You still hold that light
That’s still you inside

Radiate your searchlight, Spread your wings and energize
Radiate your searchlight, 10 foot high and 3 miles wide
Track Name: Love Is Blue
Doux, doux, l'amour est doux
Douce est ma vie, ma vie dans tes bras
Doux, doux, l'amour est doux
Douce est ma vie, ma vie près de toi

Gris, gris, l'amour est gris
Pleure mon cœur lorsque tu t'en vas
Gris, gris, le ciel est gris
Tombe la pluie quand tu n'es plus là

Comme l'eau, comme l'eau qui court
Moi, mon cœur court après ton amour

Blue, blue, our love is blue
Cradle my heart, my loving heart
Blue, blue, our love is blue
Blue like the sky which plays in your eyes
Comme l'eau, comme l'eau qui court
Moi, mon cœur court après ton amour

Bleu, bleu, l'amour est bleu
Le ciel est bleu lorsque tu reviens
Bleu, bleu, l'amour est bleu
L'amour est bleu quand tu prends ma main
Track Name: Butterfly Dream
Breathing out slowly, I spilled out the truth expecting pity's release and then back to my life
I couldn’t believe it you said we could walk down to the pier after work
To think what we should do

My life began on that day
Stars falling down as we silently lay
Barriers gone at last the two of us, nothing stopping us

My life began on that day
Stars falling down as we silently lay
Barriers gone at last the two of us, nothing stopping us

I called in the morning anxiously waiting to be cut from the cord that had joined me to you
But you told me a story of a butterfly dream you’d had that told me one thing
You’d opened up as well

My life began on that day
Stars falling down as we silently lay
Barriers gone at last the two of us, nothing stopping us