CMAGIC5, “Dancing On My Heart”
Cmagic5 is a strong new singer/songwriter talent out of Toronto that you need to keep your ears on. Still a teenager, and also an actress and model, she’s already released an album Ready To Run, which spawned the sultry and potent “Love Me If You Can”, which had a run up my personal chart before topping out at #12, and has cumulative 10 million streams in a short period of time. “Dancing On My Heart” starts out deceptively, like it might be a ballad for a first dance at an event, but before the end of the first minute we find out that the protagonist’s love interest is a cad who has broken her heart. It’s like Cmagic5’s own uptempo variation of “Careless Whisper” as she references, intentionally or not, the “guilty rhythm” that the “guilty feet” in “Careless Whisper” would make. Aside from that anecdote, it’s a solid, ear-grabbing production with another memorable vocal by Cmagic5. Footnote: “Dancing On My Heart” is co-written by Grammy Award winner Will Champlin, who was a third place finalist on “The Voice” back in Season 5.