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Paul Maged's new EP "The Glass River" online now!

Paul Maged's 2nd EP in his EP trilogy, "The Glass River" was released on March 28th. That day is of deep significance to Maged as it is the 27th anniversary of his mother's passing. Maged has dedicated this EP to his mother and the title track is called The Glass River (Ballad of Alan & Jane).

Check out Maged's critically acclaimed album online everywhere including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and more!

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Paul Maged releases "Light Years Away", his follow up album to "Diamonds & Demons"!

 

"Light Years Away" has much to offer: attractive melodies, pulsing rhythms and compelling lyrics." - Huffington Post

 The reviews are in! Paul Maged's album "Light Years Away"  is a critical hit!
Available at iTunes, Spotify, AmazonCD’s available at CD Baby

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"For fans of Green Day, Queens of the Stone age and a healthy serving of straight up, loose and fun rock & roll, Light Years Away, the new album from singer-songwriter Paul Maged is a must listen. When you listen to Light Years Away, you cannot deny Maged’s superior knack for writing catchy, driving rock anthems." - Alternative Nation

"Light Years Away" is Diverse and Ahead of Its Time: It’s a diverse piece of work.  The range goes from punk to power pop anthems to country rock and it’s an amazing achievement. - East Cost Rocker.com

"Maged pulls well from his influences, but shines when he creates something huge and uniquely emotional. “Half Moon” is the highlight of the album and uses perfect timing to grow something from acoustically haunting to a full-on alt-rock track bound to stir up emotions. From comedy to mournful tribute, Light Years Away has a little bit of everything that, like most great contemporary art, pulls from a little bit of everywhere." - New Sick Music.com

"NYC Artist, Paul Maged, has delivered a collection of tracks that carry the potential to be jukebox classics. Strumming smoothly into the first track, “PC Police”, Paul Maged coincidentally emits a vocal prowess that is akin to Sting and The Police back in their ‘Ghost in the Machine’ days as he lyrically explores a cunning spin on the current societal disconnect between law enforcement and individuals leading their everyday lives." - Tattoo.com

"Maged certainly isn’t shy about sharing his read on the world and where we’ve been and we’re at right now. His steadfast dedication to his own thoughts and style have made him stronger with each new release." - Scallywag Magazine

"The album’s standout track is the opener, “PC Police.” Maged struck gold on this one. It’s the kind of melody that the film Inception based its basis on. It gets in your head. It grows. And grows. Until you can’t get rid of it. This is a song that deserves to be spun on alternative rock stations" - Alternative Nation.com

“PC Police” rides a punk-flavored piano rock melody. Potent guitars give the tune dynamism and the crunching drums really stand out. Best song on the album" - Huffington Post 

 

“Light Years Away” marks singer-songwriter Paul Maged’s follow up to his critically successful sophomore album, “Diamonds & Demons”. Light Years Away is the first in a trilogy of EP’s that Maged plans to release in succession. Maged calls the new music “a natural progression in my songwriting exploration with a more ambitious and eclectic sound.” Light Years Away is produced by Multi-Platinum Producer Sean Gill of The Passengerz. The album will be released on October 10th, 2017 and available on all online music outlets including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and more. CD’s can be purchased through CD Baby. The first single will be the title track “Light Years Away” which will be accompanied by a video.   

Diamonds & Demons was Maged consciously wanting to make a rock n roll record. It was named #1 album of the year by Monoblogue music and had positive write-ups in The Examiner, Popdose & Nashville Music Guide to name a few. Popdose wrote,Paul Maged proves rock ‘n’ roll isn’t dead; it just needed a reason to get out of bed in the morning.” Early in 2015 Maged began writing new music. He said, “After ‘D&D’ I really wanted to free myself from inhibitions and let the music release itself in whatever shape and form it takes and not change it consciously to what I think it should be.” Resisting the shackles of writing songs that would play big live, Maged challenged himself to write more varied and mature songs both lyrically and musically. The result became more than a full album’s worth of songs spanning many different genres. Producer Sean Gill calls it “Maged Music, its own entity”. Gill as well changed his approach on the production side, choosing to use more instrumentation and layers, creating a more lavish soundscape that would bring out different flavors in the music. Acknowledging the direction the music industry has taken and how music is currently disseminated, Gill persuaded Maged to break the new music into a trilogy of conceptual EP’s to be released just a few months apart. 

Light Years Away includes six plus songs and marks the first of the trilogy. The opening track “PC Police” could be a cut off Diamonds & Demons, a pop punk, socially conscious song. But where “Diamonds & Demons” expressed more rage in its approach, PC Police revels in a sarcastic and satirical look at the hypersensitivity of political correctness that permeates today’s society. “Moment of Strength” is a soulful piece of music Maged calls “Billy Joel meets The Killers meet Michael Jackson.” “Light Years Away” is a song about human kind’s evolution within the universe and the consequences of its actions but is also an ode to loved ones we share our journey with. “Ashley Jane” is a pop tune full of imagery with a twinge of Mumford & Sons and is a song that Maged fully dreamed which includes a guest appearance by harp player Cabbage Pomeranz on harmonica. “Half Moon” is a dark, haunting and atmospheric song. “Like a Stone” is Maged’s tribute to Chris Cornell who was a big influence on Maged. His acoustic cover of Cornell & Audioslave’s “Like a Stone” has Maged playing all instruments and co-producing with Gill. Light Years Away marks Maged’s new vision and direction of exploring various musical landscapes while using his music emotionally and lyrically in a personally cathartic way.