Will Linley is back with a brand new 6-song EP titled ‘Magic’ – and once again reminds us what an exceptional talent he is.
The 22-year-old South-African singer-songwriter shares a collection of “sad-pop” songs, mastering the art of mixing raw, emotional lyrics over cheery, dance-y beats. The EP features previously released singles “Maybe,” “Gracie,” “Tough (The Girls Song),” and most notably “Last Call.” The EP also includes two new singles “Magic” and “On Paper.”
On the release of the new project, Linley shares “The Magic EP is a piece of my art. It represents the artist I am right now. The last two years have been incredible and humbling because getting to make music was so far from what I thought I’d be doing… this is all I ever dreamed of doing. I hope this EP captures your heart like the way it has captured mine.”
In an interview with Apple Music, Will says he still can’t believe that so many people have identified with his music. ” I promise you when I talk about it with my parents and my brothers, we are just gobsmacked every single day,” he says. “I think I count myself as one of the luckiest people to be able to do what I get to do. And I don’t take any of this for granted, and I try and really live by the idea of, if this were to end tomorrow, would I be proud and super stoked of the journey that we’ve had? And the answer is yes, a thousand times yes.”
Will made a splash in 2023 after playing two sold out shows in the US at Mercury Lounge in New York and Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles. These shows followed a successful UK tour which included P!nk’s Summer Carnival and Will’s debut London headline concert at Courtyard Theatre. Up next, Linley will be opening for Maroon 5 in January/February in South Africa at Calabash.
Listen to his remarkable new EP below and read more music news here.