NYC Artist, Paul Maged, has delivered a collection of tracks that carry the potential to be jukebox classics with profoundly rich production and musical flexibility throughout his latest release, ‘Light Years Away’. Strumming smoothly into the first track, “PC Police”, Paul Maged coincidentally emits a vocal prowess that is akin to Sting and The Police back in their ‘Ghost in the Machine’ days as he lyrically explores a cunning spin on the current societal disconnect between law enforcement and individuals leading their everyday lives.
“Moment of Strength” is the second track in which keyboard techniques and the tricks up Paul’s sleeve come to light over a lyrically fluid delivery highlighting the bewitching sense of freedom that he feels through gathering the inner knowing that he has jolted out of slumber and joined the land of the living in his own idiosyncratic and peculiar way.
Paul is a student of life throughout the third track, “Light Years Away”, which blazes an instrumental fire through fear while lyrically practicing widespread acceptance of radical ideas while humanity’s wheels.
“Ashley Jane” is the fourth track which slows it down with a Southern feel that is empowering, poetic and pure as Paul lyrically attempts to pull out the inner divinity of the woman that he desires while reminding her that she is the golden ticket that grants him the desires of his heart.
The fifth track, “Half Moon”, is an acoustic treasure chest that lyrically performs autopsies on Paul’s inner nonsense to gain a clearer understanding of manic episodes, mood swings and fluctuations in thought that externally create a sea of self-created destruction.
“Like a Stone” is the sixth track that is a dialed down and ethereal remake of Audioslave’s 2002 classic that is a soulfully delicate ode and celebration of the life of Chris Cornell.
Closing out with “Moment of Strength (Reprise)”, Paul concludes with repetition that serves as an affirmation and the lyrical acknowledgement that life is a series of ups and downs that remind you to remain teachable and open to every moment which in turn is the route to take to reach a prodigious level of thought and perception.
If you’re a fan of artists such as Billy Joel, Eric Clapton and Phil Collins, then do yourself a favor and check out what Paul Maged has to offer within his discography over at Apple Music.