Cincinnati indie pop act Multimagic are prepping for the release of their debut EP with a second new single, Naked. Listen to Naked via Soundcloud below.
If Naked seems like the clear-eyed work of a new band with the chops of seasoned musicians… well, you wouldn’t be entirely wrong.
In 2016, Multimagic were “about to hit it big” according to Cincinnati Magazine, but an illness followed by a misdiagnosis put frontman/songwriter Coran Stetter on the sidelines, leading to several years of health setbacks both mental and physical as well as the near-complete dissolution of Multimagic’s backing band.
Stetter returned to Multimagic after a several year hiatus with Dreams back in January, but the five-piece have taken little time to follow that up with recent new single Sunshine and Naked which is out now ahead of their new EP, ‘Move On,’ due on November 15th.
Multimagic| ‘Move On’
Out November 15th, 2019
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Multimagic is an Ohio-based indie pop band founded in 2014 by singer-songwriter Coran Stetter. The band caught an early break when a demo of their song Let Go gained traction in May 2014, garnering a devoted fanbase in their hometown of Cincinnati and appearances at music festivals SXSW, CMJ, MPMF and Bunbury.
By 2016, Multimagic had a backing band in tow, a full length album recorded, and a release date set for the following summer. However, that February, Stetter suffered from a misdiagnosis and was overprescribed prednisone and codeine, which led to a period that the young singer/songwriter describes as a “manic daze” that changed the course of his life.
During his recovery, many of Stetter’s friends and former bandmates had left him to fend for himself, so he spent the next year rebuilding relationships and fostering new ones. Multimagic now comprises guitarist James Ruehlman, drummer Evan Brown, keyboardist Meg Kecskes and bassist Anthony Maley.
Reconnecting with music was an important part of Stetter’s recovery and his bout with mental illness and search for redemption became themes of both November’s ’Move On’ EP and the band’s upcoming full-length early next year.