Recording artist and songwriter Paul Maged is excited to announce the release of his sophomore album, “Diamonds & Demons”, the highly anticipated follow up to his debut record, “In My Time”. Diamonds & Demons is produced by Multi-Platinum Producer Sean Gill.
Maged’s new music announces an exciting and uncompromising voice in Alternative Rock. His songs have depth and explore concepts, social issues and universal themes such as climate change, human warfare, religion and today’s evolving society, that are very passionate to Maged, creating a unique vision through his music.
Maged studied music at the Boston Conservatory and then attended the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York. He has appeared in several independent films including festival award winner “Bobby G. Can’t Swim,” and has performed stand-up comedy throughout the Tri-state.
Maged quickly found his niche in songwriting, which he had explored off and on from early childhood. After his father unexpectedly passed away, he began writing the songs that would make up his first record, In My Time, a pop/rock album with a raw, garage band feel. One of the songs recorded for the album, “Falling Down,” would appear multiple times on MTV’s long running show “Think Again Sex Myths Revealed.”
In 2011, while vacationing in Cape Cod, Maged began a labor of love, writing the songs to his follow up album, Diamonds & Demons. The first song written for the album was called “Images” and it set the tone literally and metaphorically for what was to follow. Musically inspired by the sounds of the current Indie scene as well as Maged’s own influences such as Pearl Jam, Green Day, Billy Joel, Elvis Costello and R.E.M., the songs exude an eclectic diversity. Lyrically they are brutally honest; an intense exploration of modern day society and Maged’s own struggles and questions within it, creating a conceptual feel that builds throughout the album. The vocals are delivered with urgency and edge, breathing story, life and soul into every piece.
“Look At Me”, the first single from the album, has quickly generated positive buzz: “Look at Me is a stirring blast of bile against posers who have no substance. Propelled by the kind of guitar sound that Elvis Costello made popular, Look at Me is a monster of a mission statement.” – thecutpricejukebox
Paul Maged is an artist for a new age, having taken the common definition of a Singer-Songwriter and blown it away, creating his own sound infused with punk, grunge, classic rock, indie pop and balladeer, in the form of an Alternative Rock Artist.
Paul Maged’s band, The Strangers, will be supporting the new album in the Tri-State area. The Strangers consist of Joan Chew on Bass, Ari Friedman on Guitar, Shawn Crowder on Drums and Paul Maged on Vox/Keys.