The Artist: Chicago-based folk/pop songwriter Sad Brad Smith
The Song: New single “Magic,” a mysterious tune about someone having “magic in his mind.”
Fun Fact: Smith is best known for his song “Help Yourself,” which was used in the movie Up in the Air.
Songwriter Says: “Magic takes the form of a story song, but remains incomplete,” Smith says. “The ending has been removed, or smudged. It is about managing our expectations in a world that is other than the one we wished for, a world where magic exists, but only in the mind. Can we accept the world knowing that it has zero interest in fulfilling what we once thought had been promised to us?”