“The ultimate win is still the war within that goes on and on and on…”
Paul Maged is back and ready for a fight as he releases his long awaited EP “Fight To The Death” (FTTD). FTTD is the third and final album in Maged’s EP trilogy, following “Light Years Away” and “The Glass River”. FTTD was delayed when Maged decided to release his political protest song, “The Resistance”, in October 2018. FTTD will be released on June 17th and is produced by Maged’s longtime Producer Sean Gill of The Passengerz. The album is available worldwide on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and more.
While the prior two EP’s were more socially conscious, highlighting issues such as gun control and climate change, “Fight To The Death”, save for “The Resistance” which closes out the EP, intentionally explores different sides of the human consciousness. About the EP Maged says, “I really wanted to peel back the mask to be able to express certain emotions. I was lyrically focused on purity of thought without inhibitions.”
The title track “Fight To The Death” explodes with hard rock energy, showing Maged on a mission to survive and prevail but like many of Maged’s songs there is duality in its meaning. For Maged FTTD is a metaphor for fighting one’s own demons, the battle within. “Life Goes By” changes gears musically, infused with Hip Hop and R&B vibes culminating with a Maged beat box. It expresses the premise of grabbing life by the horns before it goes by “in the blink of an eye”. “Nightstalker” is a fun, sexy rock star fantasy about a woman who holds all the cards and the man who is hypnotized by her. “Off In The Distance” showcases Maged’s songwriting as it tells the story of a man who’s “counting memories”, reflecting on a past relationship, trying to move on but being brought back to the same place he was before. Following the albums final full length song, “The Resistance”, Maged brings the EP back full circle with “Illusions Go By”, which combines a brief Life Goes By reprise with a snippet from a new song called “Illusions”, which will be released on Maged’s next album.