Toronto's Contemporary Pop artist Cmagic5 drops her lively summer anthem titled, "Just Wanna."
With a lengthy background in music, Cmagic5 is known for mixing modern-day pop with conventional sounds and futuristic atmospheres. Not to mention the vast musical inspirations that drive her to create music in different languages, Cmagic5 is putting Canada's multicultural music hub back on the map.
Her recent single "Just Wanna" is the perfect summer anthem to let loose to while basking in the heat of these warm nights. With fiery and modern pop production, the track screams this energy full of life and fun, and Cmagic5 is indeed the force behind this intriguing banger.
"Just Wanna" begins with a deep pop beat that moves into a Camila Cabello type-beat with lots of anticipation and minimalism. The underlying production perfectly enhances Cmagic5's melodic vocals and pushes them to the foreground of this powerful track. The extensive production and mid-tempo beat keep the listener's toes tapping with each hit, while added brass and electric guitar instrumentals take the track into an irregular pop anthem that soars with individuality.
Cmagic5's lyrics of forgetting your woes and having fun pulls the listener into this surreal space exuding with nightlife energy that we miss dearly. A perfect track to bump before a night out, Cmagic5's single "Just Wanna" has our eyes and ears peeled for her big break.
Hello Cmagic5, it's great to have you back with us at BuzzMusic. When creating your single "Just Wanna," how did you want your audience to feel after listening to the track and your lyricism?
“Just Wanna“ tells a universally relatable story of a girl who lets the negativity in her life fuel the transformation into a better version of herself. This self-empowering summer anthem is based on themes from the classic story “Alice in Wonderland” with a modern-day twist. “It’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then” (Lewis Carroll). Throughout the song, the girl realizes she needs to let go of her expectations of people, to be happy in life. I wanted to take the listeners on a 03 minutes journey to block out negative energy and let go of their worries and step into a world of feeling happy for themselves and self-empowered through music and dance. My message is simple and direct to my listeners, conveying that the sweetest revenge is to smile, succeed, and prioritize yourself. Uplifting and fresh, this track is recommended for fans of artists like Dua Lipa and Camilla Cabello.
Sincere and entirely relatable, my music communicates feelings of truth, freedom, and empowerment driven by evocative and captivating vocals. At the same time, I want to encourage people to live their life to the fullest by singing along and expressing themselves through dance. This is revealed through my lyrics: “This is your life, gotta live it right!"
Could you explain what the production and creative process was like behind your single "Just Wanna"? What sort of sound were you going for with regards to the production?
Just before the pandemic, I was feeling super overwhelmed with everything going on in my life. Prepping for high school exams, working a minimum wage part-time job, and having to deal with some toxic people in my life who were simply draining my energy day after day, I immediately knew I needed to take a step back from this fast-paced world, breathe and put things into perspective. I still remember that hot therapeutic shower I took that night which ignited the opening line of the chorus, “She don’t lie, she just wanna have fun tonight”. Both the melody and lyrics hit me at the same time and it truly felt like a life-changing realization. It was incredible.
As soon as I recorded the idea down on a voice memo, I felt so inspired to complete the song that very night. In a matter of just a few hours, “Just Wanna” was born. I recorded my vocals for the demo of the song A capella on Garageband, with the only accompaniment being my dad’s drumbeat that he played on our kitchen table. That was the same demo I sent to my dad’s friend, who is a local producer. I went into the studio and we started working on the song. The first sound we added was a driving afrobeat, and we instantly fell in love with the unique vibe of it and knew which direction the production of this track was going in.
Musically, “Just Wanna” exhibits a uniqueness with a buzzing freshness of summer through its catchy, modern pop melody built on a powerful Afrobeat. I wanted to create this spicy fusion hoping to encourage listeners to dance all their worries away, delivering a message of healing through the power of music.
You've mentioned that your music can range from classical to pop, and in diverse languages as well. What languages do you speak, and how have these cultures made an impact on your artistic sound?
The music itself is a universal language. Having been classically trained, I can sing in Italian, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, and of course English. Being a musician, I feel it is important to explore different styles, genres, and languages. As English is my first and only language, studying and performing different vocal pieces in various languages has not only enhanced my abilities as a musician but has also educated me and expanded my horizons on diverse cultures. While the genre of my music is pop, the uniqueness of my sound is created by fusing other sub-genres into my songs, such as pop/afrobeat/trap-like “Just Wanna”, or pop/orchestral/rock like “Outta My Head”.
Could you tell us more about your brand as an artist, and how you empower listeners to continue their own individual journeys and focus on authenticity?
For as long as I can remember, music has always been apart of my life. From singing as a child to earning a place at The Royal Conservatory of Music - I knew my passion. Taking inspiration from life experiences, toxic relationships, bullying, etc .. I started writing and there has been no looking back. Somehow the most honest work comes when you aren’t trying to push for something and you allow your creativity to flow.
I try to represent my artist brand in a way that takes the uplifting and empowering messages from my music and channeling that energy through a vibrant and exuberant visual style. This is reflected in my personality as well.
I encourage listeners to be themselves always! Yes, for sure be inspired by people around, but share your own light and own what makes you unique. Being a vocal mentor, I am dedicated to helping youth amplify their voice in society, as well as on the stage. My music is for all ages, but its key attraction is amongst the Gen Z.
What is your biggest goal to achieve by the end of the year?
My biggest venture is to complete my debut album by the end of this year. I am working on a couple of different styles and to have that incorporated all into an album is something I am excited about and cannot wait to share with the world! I am also looking forward to collaborating with like-minded artists and producers in the industry and establishing synergies.