The innocent lyrics and vocals of a girl struggling through the pitfalls of high school drama may seem like a tired subject, but Computer Magic succeeds in taking this tried and true subject and making it into a an addicting song-scape that demands replay after replay.
What stands out most in this teenage ballad is the enigmatic refrain of “I don’t know, I generally don’t know anything” an axiom so true, bordering on cliche but given life by the infectious voice of Danielle “Danz” Johnson. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what makes her voice stand out in a crowd, but something about it just lends perfectly to the song, making the opening “bomp-bomps” of the song a sweet beginning to a growing structure of sounds and instruments that builds, collapses and rebuilds itself all over again.
Computer Magic took flight in 2010 as the solo project of 22-year-old Danielle Johnson, who like everyone else these days, hails from Brooklyn, NY. There are no tour dates on the horizon for this DJ/blogger turned musician but in the mean time enjoy “Teenage Ballad (High School).”