Today I have two wishes; that Paperwhite were British and that this track, "Magic", was our Eurovision entry. We would have walked it (well perhaps came second). Alas the brother / sister duo hail from Brooklyn (does that actually matter?) but this track, their second (I managed to miss last year's debut "Got Me Goin'" altogether) is pure, instant love. I was going to write that in capital letters but then I remembered I'm almost 32.
"Magic" immediately sets about its aim with an anthemic introduction, a glitter-ball of sophisticated 80's leaning electro-pop before we are introduced to the utterly swoonsome voice of Katie Hamilton. The mood is youthful, romantic and effervescent througout and armed with soaring, Haim-esque choruses "Magic" has got the words 'Radio One Playlist Committee' written straight through it.
This should be massive (it's got eighty thousand plays in ten days, not too bad). Get it on iTunes now.