Simple Minds today offered up the first taste of the band’s forthcoming album Walk Between Worlds, debuting an effects- and mirror-heavy music video for “Magic,” the driving first single off the new record, which is due out Feb. 2 via BMG. You can check the song out below.
The group’s publicists describe “Magic” as “a song about faith, especially the faith the band possessed in their own abilities during their formative years.” The track will be followed by the release next week of “The Signal and The Noise,” which “revisits the glassy guitars and new wave grooves of the post-punk era, a period when a prolific Simple Minds came to cult prominence through their truly groundbreaking albums.”
Walk Between Worlds will be Simple Minds’ first collection of new songs since 2014’s Big Music, and the band will premiere the material at special three-part concerts in the U.K. and Europe following the record’s release. The group also has announced summer dates with The Pretenders in the U.K.
Check out the new single below.
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