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The Resistance

"You’ll Need a Magic Man To Resist Paul Maged’s The Resistance"
- Joe Hughes-Alternative Nation
"The Resistance" is Paul Maged’s new hard rock single and is a detour for Maged. Following his two recent EP’s “Light Years Away” and “The Glass River”, Maged was set to release the final EP in his planned trilogy but has temporarily pushed it to early 2019 in order to release this urgent song that will also appear on the final EP. Of the single Maged says “We changed our plans due to the current political climate and feel like this is an extremely relevant and important song that needs to stand on its own.” The Resistance is produced by Maged's longtime producer, Multi-Platinum Producer Sean Gill of The Passengerz, and was released on November 5th, 2018, one day before the US midterm elections.
The Resistance is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and more. A video accompanies the song that seamlessly intertwines the tragedy, cruelty and ignorance of the current administration with Maged’s signature sarcasm.
Known as a socially conscious rocker The Resistance fits that description and then some, containing one of Maged’s heaviest guitar riffs and featuring a gritty in your face vocal performance with unapologetic lyrics. Maged, a man possessed, leads The Resistance against the morally bankrupt and criminally corrupt President. Producer Sean Gill says of the song, “We originally anticipated this song fitting nicely on Paul’s next EP and while it still will, it is a relentless punch to the gut that deserves its own fight.”

The Glass River

Paul Maged's new album, "The Glass River" is available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon!

Released on March 28th, The Glass River has immediately become

a critics favorite!

"Paul Maged's The Glass River is a magical treat for The Killers and Greenday fans" 

- AlternativeNation.com

"A very accomplished outing from a singer/songwriter who obviously prefers
Green Day and REM to Simon and Garfunkel" - Sputnikmusic.com
"The best storytellers are people who have lived a well-rounded life.
They are travelled and understand various cultures.
And most importantly, they know how to read people, the room, and crowds.
Luckily, for Paul Maged, he is one of those special people." - Grungecake.com Paul Maged The Glass River cover art


Paul Maged in the March issue of NYC's Queens Boro Magazine talks about the
Queens music scene
as well as his upcoming EP
"The Glass River" due March 28th.

Paul Maged in Queens Boro Magazine

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

Paul Maged Light Years Away cover art

"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.