Cmagic5 can’t walk away from love in her new single and video Dancing On My Heart — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Landing hot on the heels of her debut album Ready To Run, the sizzling new song spotlights the multi-talented Toronto singer-songwriter, actor, and dancer’s soaring, soulful vocals and magnetic, mesmerizing energy.
“In a fun and playful way, it’s about holding your ex responsible for your inability to move on,” Cmagic5 explains. “It’s about that part after falling out of a relationship, and the frustration that develops when you’re avoiding falling in love with the same person all over again because you know they’re not the one for you. But, hey! It happens! Have you ever been in love? It’s almost as if your ex is your guilty pleasure. That’s why it’s summed up in the line ‘I keep giving in and that’s my crime.’ ”
Bursting with feel-good vibes, witty wordplay and attitude, Dancing On My Heart revealed itself to be a whole new experience for the Royal Conservatory alum and vocal mentor. “It’s definitely one of my favourites, and showcases my artistic evolution,” she believes. “Ready To Run was entirely self-written, and this was the track I collaborated on with other songwriters. I worked remotely through just a few online sessions with a Grammy– and Juno-winning and nominated team based out of Toronto and L.A. and, once we had a bit of a groove happening in our first session, the song was written in a couple of hours.
“Aside from some technical glitches, the writing process was smooth sailing, and it was a blast jamming out with other songwriters. In the next session, I tracked my vocals at Noble Street Studios here in my hometown of Toronto, and a fun fact: My producer recorded the sound of his neighbours’ leaf blower on the way to work and, once he played it for me, I immediately knew we needed to incorporate it; it’s such a cool sound!”
The song’s energetic video features Cmagic5 front and centre, deftly showcasing her triple-threat status. “I wanted the video to portray female empowerment and the concept of picking yourself back up from breakup, with the support from friends,” she explains. It also aligns with the 19 year old’s ongoing ambassadorship for mental health awareness, with a focus on helping teens navigate insecurities while building self-confidence and self-esteem. “I wanted something upbeat that would inspire energy and confidence … I want my music to be a medium through which people easily identify and relate with and, at the same time, enjoy at a personal level.”