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Magic and Loss are Abundant in “Disappearing Act” by Angela Sclafani

New York City-based singer-songwriter and daring creator of musical personas, Angela Sclafani, unveils her latest character from her upcoming album, SONGS OF OTHER SELVES, with the new single “Disappearing Act”.

An ode to the classic magician’s trick, the song brings an endearing charm in the form of whimsical melodies that skate gracefully overtop gentle synthesizers, guitar, and drums. There’s a mystic softness that vibrates through the song’s core combining curiosity and comfort into a lulling ease. The sense of magic makes the song’s scale expansive, while the vocal melodies keep you on a guided track through so that any sense of fear transforms into wonder.

Lyrically, you could almost say the opposite. While the character of the musician carries that previously mentioned charm, there’s a doubled meaning that lingers the titular “disappearing act” because we are experiencing an outside point of view that Sclafani has expertly chosen. Looking at him from the outside tells a story of loss, unresolved love or affection, and a sense of magic tinged with betrayal. Beneath the song’s sweet exterior and soft disposition is a tender heart that yearns for the return of the disappeared magician.

“Disappearing Act” is available now on major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and BandCamp, and can be found on our magical Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.

Charlie Maybee

Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.

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