After checking out Magic Dance last month I was curious where their discography would take my ears next. Kiss Scene is the fall 2015 released extended play and with it comes improvement. Right off the bat I can hear the production and lyric structure has matured since their 2013 extended play debut Another World.
Kiss Scene begins with 'Till You're All Mine' which tells the story of falling in love or on the verge of it. This song in my opinion gives off the feeling of wanting that special somebody to notice you and doing whatever it takes to win them over.
Moving on we have the titled extended play track 'Kiss Scene' which is one of the highlights in my eyes of the clan. Instantly upon start up I got a idea where guitars and vocals could be brought into the picture,beings this is a instrumental piece without both. For some reason I couldn't shake there being some potential there for it being so much bigger than what it turned out to be. My only peeve is that the song was a tad short. I was left wanting more and felt it could have easily blossomed well into a classic 80's AOR full blown electric jam.
'One Step Away' showcases how the plot thickens once one confronts the inner emotions of love and wanting to take that next step. I really enjoyed this piece because it has the perfect balance of heavy and soft. 'One Step Away' is my favorite of the bunch because it carries the torch of true AOR sound and what it stood for back in the day.
Next up is a Killstarr remix of the first piece 'Till You're All Mine'. In all honesty I found this remix version better than the original because it added sort of a club kid atmosphere while still preserving the story. Some will argue it has more of a pop influence compared to previous tracks while others may find it to be more of a laid back EDM kinda piece.
Closing things off we are met with yet another remix to a prior track. This version in my opinion is cool for a number of reasons. Bellemaison gave 'One Step Away' a more Journey meets modern day retrowave like feel with the piano opening things nicely then giving away to a steady synth beat. It captured the energy and overall innocence that the 80's era had going on.
Wrapping everything up I definitely recommend giving this extended play yet alone artist a listen. You can find Magic Dance on various media platforms.