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Like many albums, Melatonin Doomsday Blues is about its own particular time and place. It's a comment on the abuse of power, wealth, tribalism, nationalism, food, home, family, connection, and hope. I was trying my best to write and record simple songs and tried hard to avoid my tendency to be too clever, with varying levels of success. I'm not sure how cohesive these songs are in relation to one another, I think it flows well and I'm a sucker for variety anyway. I wrote and recorded this in my living room and kitchen table using Garageband if that means anything to you. Hope you are well here in the blistering summer heat of 2020.
Javier Romero has been recording under the name Strange Magic for over 10 years in a matter as minimally DIY as one can get away with. In an earlier life he shared the stage with folks like Beirut, Superdrag, and The Breeders to name a few. His music has been compared to Elvis Costello, Brian Wilson, and Wilco in the past. Life takes twists and turns and Javier hasn’t performed live in years, with COVID happening who knows if and when he’ll ever perform live, but you can count on him creating inventive and super melodic bangers in the meantime.