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I’ve always been more of a fan of Tom Smith’s voice than his band Editors. Come on, he sounds gorgeous. And the Editors, sure, they’re good, but I never really connected. Their new single, “Magazine”, changed that.

When I first listened to the song I thought to myself: I like this huge soaring pop chorus, even though normally I’m not a fan of the overuse of synthesizers and 80s-beats in indie songs. But it is a nice juxtaposition to the much heavier verses, where the arrangements kind of break on you like a house track. The second time I listened to it, I caught myself dancing on the spot. I do not know how many times I’ve listened to the song by now, but at this point I may bellow the chorus out loud if I’m alone. 

Sometimes, you need to give the song the time it deserves. Simple as that. Editors new album Violence will be out March 9, and I really can’t wait. 

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About the curator - Julia Maehner

Julia Maehner - Music to Curator

Julia knows two main passions: Music and writing. From an early age she has been making music after a fashion. When she was 13, she sat herself down and decided: “I will be a music journalist. Because I love music and writing.” After a brief intermezzo in New York City working for the music boutique agency Girlie Action as a digital marketer, she moved back to Germany. This experience helped her build her know-how for her content marketing client, the business intelligence software CoffeeCup. She still writes for several German music and tech magazines and is working on launching her own blog, amps on ears.

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