Following her 2021 album Ready to Run, Cmagic5 has returned with her pop anthem “Dancing on my Heart.” The earworm about trying to shake an ex-lover is both dance-worthy and empowering.
We chatted with the Toronto artist about the single, what fans can expect next, and more!
What inspired your new single “Dancing on My Heart”?
“Dancing On My Heart” is a riveting party anthem inspired by the universally relatable struggle of moving on after a breakup when your ex-lover finds an opportunity to let themselves back into your life. I wanted to create something fun and playful, but also empowering and impactful. I wanted to write something upbeat that would inspire energy and confidence in my listeners. I think the track’s infectious tune showcases my abilities as a vocalist through its range and emphasizes my soulful vocals through the melodic structure. I absolutely thrive on powerful beats and catchy melodies that are accompanied by my energetic delivery.
This track emphasizes the ‘moving on’ 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, knowing they’re not the one for you (but hey, it happens!). It’s all about how my EX-dances on my heart like it’s his stage and steals the spotlight. This has been summed up in my lyrics “I keep giving in and that’s my crime.”
I am so grateful and blessed that “Dancing On My Heart” has been well received by the audience. The track has been the #1 trending hashtag on Twitter, on the day of its release. It is also trending on TikTok with almost 25 million+ views and counting and has been featured and recognized on many international media platforms. It resonated with my listeners and the feedback has just been tremendous and much beyond my expectation. Really thankful!
What was the writing and production process like?
The songwriting process for “Dancing On My Heart” was unlike any of my previous releases, in a good way. It definitely is one of my favorites and showcases my artistic evolution. As my debut Album was entirely self written and self-composed, this was the first track that I collaborated on with established songwriters. Also, it was written entirely through one Zoom session! Aside from some technical glitches, the writing process was smooth sailing, and it was a blast jamming out with my producers in LA over zoom! It was incredibly refreshing to be able to bounce ideas off each other and get into each other’s headspaces, rather than solely listening to and recording my own thoughts. It was a perfect opportunity to feed off the creative chemistry with my collaborators, and vibing with the positive energy in the room was very liberating. Although it was all virtual, it felt like an in-person session! Once we started to kick around some ideas and throw words into the air, “Dancing On My Heart” was conceived!
What was it like filming the music video for it?
Filming the music video for “Dancing on My Heart” was such a blast! Credits to my videographer Dennis @motiondphotography for bringing my vision to life! I am always super excited to get my singles out into the world because it overflows with an assertive and unapologetic swagger and brings about empowerment. This powerful message in my videos is inspired and playfully portrayed from real-life experiences and how I persevered through my own trials and tribulations. I always like to plan out the music video beforehand and brainstorm with my team. I try to represent my artist brand in a way that takes the uplifting and empowering messages from my music and channel that energy through a vibrant and exuberant visual style. This is reflected in my personality as well.
The music video for “Dancing On My Heart” consisted of a total of 3 filming days. The track is definitely filled with lots of feel-good vibes, mature and clever lyricism, sassy undertones, and sugar-coated gooeyness that will surely get your heart racing and dancing!!
If you could set fans up in the perfect environment to listen to the single, what do you imagine it looking like?
I am always humbled, grateful and feel blessed by their love and appreciation for my work. Their support means the world to me and they are part of my extended family. My fans are my priority always.
I must admit that I do miss the experience of a zesty uproar from the audience as the floodlights flash into a kaleidoscope of alternating colors on a live stage. Performing to an audience who enjoys my music and for me to be able to feed off their positive vibes, would be the perfect environment for this single. The live experience just hits different! ! I am overcome with feelings of exhilaration and ecstasy wanting to perform encore after encore and it really is the best feeling in the world! The interpersonal synchrony and social cohesion achieved through the power of music just blows my mind away, even if it’s online for now.
What can fans look forward to next?
Though these are unprecedented times, I am most excited about doing live performances and impacting and inspiring a wider audience through my music. I would like to tour and travel more, hoping it would be safe enough to do so soon. I am also working on my EP which I will release this year and look forward to sharing my new music with an audience in a live setting soon! I am also preparing for some international collaborations with major artists, songwriters, and producers. You can also expect more music videos and remixes too!
Stay tuned and connect with me through my socials:
Website – Cmagic5.com
What is one quote that you have heard or that you go by that you want to ECHO out to the world?
Thank you for having me ECHO!
Yes, for sure…
“The best views come after the hardest climbs”