Photo: Sadao Turner/Ryan Seacrest Productions
By Kathleen Perricone
MAGIC! has had everyone singing along with their hit, “Rude.”
And on Thursday, the Toronto-based four piece-band – Nasri Atweh, Mark Pellizzer, Alex Tanas, Ben Spivak — stopped by On Air with Ryan Seacrest to talk about it and perform the song for us.
So are the lyrics, about a father who disapproves of his daughter’s boyfriend, autobiographical?
“It was just kind of a crazy idea that ran through my head,” says Nasri. “It actually started off really dark. Like, ‘Why you gotta be so rude?’ I was in a fight with a girlfriend … we ended up flipping it.” (And Nasri split up with the girlfriend!)
After writing songs for others, Nasri met up with Mark in a recording studio and felt a sense of camaraderie with the guitarist. “I was like, ‘Dude we should start a band,’” he explains. “I always had this dream of doing a modern-day Police. And then next you know we call up a few of our friends and we became Magic.”
“Rude” is available on iTunes now and fans can also pre-order the band’s July 1 album, Don’t Kill the Magic here!
And for more information on MAGIC! and all of their upcoming tour dates, check out their site OurNameIsMagic.com.
And check out MAGIC!'s "5 Things You Don't Know About Us" Below: