Vince Staples, together with Mustard, released the lyric track "Magic": Video, description, history of creation
The Long Beach rapper's new material this year was produced Lewis Hughes, Mustard, Nick "Unknown Nick" Audino and "My Best Friend Jacobc", while Kenny Beets worked on the piece as sound engineer. In the chorus, Staples reads:
Feeling like I'm floating to the ceiling, is it magic?/Baby, tell me why you disappearing, this is magic/I won't ever tell 'em how I did it, it was magic/Can you imagine.
What does it mean in translation:
It feels like I'm floating under the ceiling, is it magical? / Baby, tell me why you disappear, it's magical / I'll never tell them how I did it, it was magical / Can you imagine.
"Magic" will appear on Staples' upcoming album Ramona Park Broke My Heart, which will be released in April. Speaking of the title records in a press release, the musician said:
This is a symbol of the house, and everyone has a house. Even though it's very personal to me, anyone can relate to it. That's why I thought it would work
The album follows the rapper's 2021 recording of the same name, which he described as his most personal release to date. This album told history Staples' transition from "Odd Future" to a new West Coast voice.
The author stated that plate "Ramona Park Broke My Heart" was "kind of created at the same time":
I was in the same state of mind, he said. I'm still working on the things and questions life brings. This album will make even more sense if you've heard the previous one.
Staples last summer performed hits from his self-titled album with the band for NPR's "Tiny Desk (Home)". The band consisted of Kenny Beets on bass, Gio "Dutchboi" Ligeon on guitar and vocals, "Reske" on keys and vocals, David Myers Jr. on drums, and "Fousheé" on vocals.