Mark Owen has today released his brand new single, Magic. The track, which Mark introduced live on air on the Zoe Ball show this morning for an exclusive first play, is the third offering from his forthcoming album and first solo record in over nine years, Land Of Dreams, out 23rd September.
Magic is guaranteed to bring euphoric summer feels to listeners, as Mark’s soulful vocals blended with the track’s catchy beat makes this a slinky, falsetto’d, disco-funk hip-shaker in which Mark channels his inner Bee Gee.
Speaking on his evolution as an artist, Mark explained: “I’ve really been trying to capture lots of different energies from all the shows I’ve seen. So I’ve made songs that I want to see live. There’s a guitar solo in Magic that I’m dying to perform because I want to hear how that guitar solo sounds on stage!”
Fresh from a storming live set at the Isle Of Wight Festival and Latitude Festival, and his appearance on The Late Late Show with James Cordon, Mark hits the road in October for his UK headline tour, with a string of dates encompassing Bristol, Glasgow, London and a sold out Manchester date. The Land of Dreams tour kicks off in Bristol on 16th October and tickets are on sale now from here. Mark will also perform at Radio 2’s Live In Leeds on 18th September.
Mark Owen is one of Britain’s most celebrated music stars. As part of pop group Take That, he has won eight BRIT Awards, scored 12 UK No.1 singles, eight UK No.1 albums, sold over 45 million records and played live to millions of fans around the world. He released his first solo album, Green Man, after Take That first split in 1996 and, since then, he has released a further four solo albums. His last, 2013’s The Art Of Doing Nothing, was his highest charting album to date.
The Land of Dreams UK tour
16th October Bristol O2 Academy
17th October Manchester O2 Ritz
18th October Glasgow Fruitmarket
20th October London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire