Reading rapper Joey Magic titled his new single ‘Nostalgia’ for a reason, the song is a labyrinth of ideas best analysed when paying particular attention to his wistful, stream of consciousness writing style. This track is part diary entry, part advice column and part generational observation, but it all culminates in a warm, inviting single that speaks on growth, regret and spiritual healing. Magic has a perfect voice for this style of rap, his welcoming accent invites close attention to the brilliance of his pen, which in turn requires multiple listens in order to completely understand. With songs like this at his disposal, Joey Magic is on the path to becoming another shining UK hip-hop star, speaking in a way that rejects condescension and embraces wisdom far, far beyond his years.
Listen to the song on all streaming services here.