Hey Cmagic5! So excited to be chatting with you! You just released your new single “Lego”! How excited were you to get this single out into the world?
Cmagic5: Hey there! Happy New Year! We made it!! Thank you so much for having me. I am so excited to be chatting about my most recent single “LEGO”. I was super excited to get this single out into the world because it overflows with an assertive and unapologetic swagger and brings about empowerment. This powerful message is playfully portrayed by real-life experiences and how I persevered through my own trials and tribulations.
I am so happy to share that “LEGO” is accompanied by a lyric video filled with visuals and graphics for you guys to enjoy. Please check out my single on YouTube via the below link:
You also have an album coming out soon! How excited are you to release your new album?
Cmagic5: I am super excited to release my debut album by early this year. I am working on a couple of different styles and to have that incorporated all into my album is something I am excited about and cannot wait to share with the world!
What did you hope your supporters would think of all the new songs?
Cmagic5: I hope that my supporters think my new songs are sincere and entirely relatable. I hope that my music communicates feelings of truth and freedom. At the same time, I want to encourage people to live their life to the fullest by singing along and expressing themselves through dance.
Can you tell us the backstory of this album? Is it from a real experience?
Cmagic5: My music has been greatly inspired by real-life experiences and is a blend of reality and my vivid imagination. Music is magic and offers a diverse platform that transcends all boundaries irrespective of different cultures and languages. You just let the creativity consistently flow. It’s an awesome experience to feel, visualize, articulate, and embellish it with your own voice and own music. The album includes tracks that explore themes of self-empowerment and love, with catchy melodies and powerful lyrics. I can’t wait to share my debut album with the world!
You also have more projects coming out in 2021!! Can you spill any details on what your supporters can look forward to from you this year?
Cmagic5: I know for sure my fans and supporters are expecting more music from me and I already have projects underway just for them based on the feedback I have received. I’m excited to be collaborating on the remix for some of my songs with different producers and establishing synergies in the future. I am also preparing for some international radio interviews, podcasts as well as a digital magazine.
Do you have a creative say in your music? Did you help write all your new songs?
Cmagic5: I take complete ownership in the creative process and songwriting. Being a musician, I feel it is important to explore different styles and genres. While the genre of my music is pop, the uniqueness of my sound is created by fusing other sub-genres into my songs, such as pop/afrobeat/trap like my most recent release “Just Wanna”, or pop/orchestral/rock like “Outta My Head”, or my R&B single “You don’t know”.
When it comes to my original music, I like to give every song a different vibe with its own identity through my own unique voice and songwriting style. My music is contemporary pop with a refreshing blend of old school vibes and futuristic sounds.
Somehow the most honest work comes when you aren’t trying to push for something and you allow your creativity to flow. With my raw vocals, a victorious spirit, and honest storylines, I try to be as transparent as possible.
What’s it feels like to be releasing your own original music?
Cmagic5: Releasing my own original music is a very surreal experience. It’s a great feeling when my listeners are able to relate to it and feel inspired. It is their energy and enthusiasm. While my music is suitable for all ages, its key attraction is amongst Gen Z.
Will there be a music video for any of your new singles? If so, can you tell us about the concept of the video?
Cmagic5: Yes, absolutely! I’m hoping to release my first music video this year, for my next single! What I can reveal for now is that you can expect to see a lot of dancing, neon lights, and futuristic vibes! I can’t wait to share what I’ve been working on with you guys!
What’s been the pros and cons of pursuing your music career?
Cmagic5: Being a self-managed artist and a first-year University student can be challenging, no doubt! For me, my personal brand is key to relate with my listeners. I personally believe music empowers me to have freedom of thought and speech. I am able to articulate and relate with my audience first hand and be original and creative. I can authentically emote by building an expansive narrative, and through evocative vocals create my own unique sound, juggle with techniques and styles and be confident and put new music out there. A challenge of pursuing music as a self-managed artist is trying to find the time to do everything, from making the music to releasing it.
Is there anyone you want to thank that’s helped you get to where you are today?
Cmagic5: I am grateful and thankful to my parents who encouraged and supported me to earn my credentials as a classical vocalist from the world-renowned Royal Conservatory. I also landed my first job as a qualified vocal mentor. Being able to share my knowledge with others makes me proud.
How would you describe your fans? – what’re three words you would use to describe your fans?
Cmagic5: My fans are the absolute sweetest and never fail to make me smile. I do what I do because of them, and I am incredibly grateful for all their support. Three words to describe them are Kind, Caring, and Loyal.
What do you want your message to be towards your fans? What do you want your fans to take away from your music and shows?
Cmagic5: I try to encourage my listeners to be their most authentic self always! Being a vocal mentor, I am dedicated to helping youth amplify their voice in society, as well as on the stage.
Always remember to take care of yourself as an individual. What’s important is to never give up no matter how challenging things can be, and stay focused.
Are you planning any IG Live shows to promote your new music?
Cmagic5: Yes, for sure! I will be posting more updates on my social media pages, so stay tuned!
What is it like performing in front of your fans? Are you excited to start performing your own music live!?!
Cmagic5: Personally, I would describe my live performance as being energetic, high octane, and enjoyable! Performing to an audience who enjoy my music enables me to feed off their positive vibes and my confidence builds every second I see their likes and comments. I am overcome with feelings of exhilaration and ecstasy wanting to perform encore after encore and it really is the best feeling in the world! The interpersonal synchrony and social cohesion achieved through the power of music just blows my mind away, even if it’s online.
What do you want your supporters to know that you think is important?
Cmagic5: Being a mental health advocate and vocal mentor for the youth, I always try to encourage my supporters to embrace their uniqueness. Also, I would like to remind them that it’s okay not to be okay and that it’s important to prioritize and take care of yourself. Especially in the current times, we are living in, it’s important to take some time off for yourself and eliminate any negativity in your life.
What’s something your fans don’t know about you?
Cmagic5: Something that my fans may not know about me is that I can be super shy when meeting people for the first time! This may be surprising because of the contrasting tones in my songs and even during my interviews or performing on stage, where I’m more outgoing and confident. I find that when I’m doing what I love and in my true element, I just focus on the music and that brings out my most confident self, which I love! Something else they may not know is that I can dance and act as well!!
What’s one word you would use to describe what your fans have allowed you to accomplish?
What do you want your fans to know if they ever see you in public?
Cmagic5: I want them to know that I am an open and completely approachable person. I have a lot of love to share so come get it! Also… I’m a hugger, hehe.
Is there anyone in the music business you are dying to meet?
Cmagic5: My dream encounter would be with Miley Cyrus. She’s totally my spirit animal lol.
What’s your current go-to song?
Cmagic5: ‘Prisoner’ by Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa is my absolute fave song right now! Two of my greatest musical inspirations collaborating on such an empowering song… What more could I ask for?? This track is a great one to work out to, or even to have a dance party with myself. I always feel like a total Rockstar when listening to this song! Thank you, Miley, and Dua!!
Why do you think social media is so important for artists like yourself?
Cmagic5: As the live music and grassroots in-person performances are diminished right now, it has opened up a plethora of online avenues and live streams, reaching a geographically wider and diverse audience which I think is truly amazing in the midst of the pandemic! Social media especially during these times is important as many resorts to the media to relax, de-stress, and have fun. Hence it is very important to put up feel-good and encouraging content out there. I try to represent my artist brand in a way that takes the uplifting and empowering messages from my music, and channel that energy through a vibrant and exuberant visual style. I try to ensure that I am portraying myself authentically so I can build a close connection with my fans.
What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?
Cmagic5: While 2021 in-person shows still seem bleak right now, I hope to go on tours, perhaps drive-in shows with sanitizer shots ha-ha, hoping it would be safe enough to do so later. For now, my biggest goal is to release my forthcoming debut album in January 2021. I am working on a couple of different styles and to have that incorporated all into my album is something I am stoked about and cannot wait to share with the world!
Stay tuned and connected with me through my socials!
Spotify – Cmagic5
Instagram – @Cmagic5
YouTube – Cmagic5
TikTok – @Cmagic5music
Website – Cmagic5.com
Any last things you want to tell your supporters?
Cmagic5: Music to me is rewarding because of the support and feedback I receive from my followers. I am humbled, grateful, and feel blessed by their love and appreciation for my work. Their support means the world to me and they are part of my extended family.
Always, Keep the faith, work hard, and stay humble!
Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions 🙂
Cmagic5: Thank you so much for this great opportunity! And don’t forget to check out my new music releasing in January!
To really get a feel of the songs, please check out these creative music videos…